Russia announces sanctions against senior Ukraine figures

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Moscow move affecting 322 people comes after Ukraine targeted Russian officials and businesses earlier this year

Russia has announced sanctions against senior Ukrainian officials as well as business and cultural figures, including the former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the frontrunner for Ukraine’s 2019 presidential elections.

The Russian measures were presented as counter-sanctions after Ukraine targeted Russian officials and businesses earlier this year. The conflict goes back to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and its backing for separatists in south-east Ukraine.

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