Western allies impose sanctions on Russia, as Putin gets the green light to deploy troops

A Ukrainian serviceman checks the documents of a woman crossing to government controlled areas from pro-Russian separatists controlled territory in Stanytsia Luhanska
A Ukrainian serviceman checks the documents of a woman crossing to government controlled areas from pro-Russian separatists controlled territory in Stanytsia Luhanska Copyright Vadim Ghirda/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Western allies impose sanctions on Russia, as Putin gets the green light to deploy troops to breakaway republics

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Western allies imposed a raft of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, in response to Russian recognition of two breakaway republics in the east of Ukraine.

Britain unveiled a "first tranche" of sanctions against Russian entities and individuals on Tuesday, with the EU announcing its own sanctions targeting economic, political, military, business and media sectors.

Meanwhile Germany said it is halting certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, a vital energy connection for Russia, as US President Joe Biden announced a new round of American sanctions against Russian oligarchs and banks.

Follow all of Tuesday's key developments here:

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