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US imposes travel ban and asset freeze on those involved in Russian move on Crimea

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US imposes travel ban and asset freeze on those involved in Russian move on Crimea

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The US has stepped into the crisis in Ukraine, ordering a travel ban and visa restrictions on anyone involved in “destabilising Ukraine.”

The White House said the move was aimed to punish Russians and Ukrainians responsible for the Russian incursion into Crimea

President Obama has also ordered the freezing of US assets belonging to those involved and says Washington may take further steps if the situation deteriorates.