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U.S. Order Restricts Visas of Those Threatening Ukraine Security

March 6 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. imposed visa restrictions on those threatening Ukraine security and President Barack Obama authorized sanctions against people and entities for undermining democracy in the region.

“These actions build upon the previous actions the U.S. has taken, including suspending bilateral discussions with Russia on trade and investment; suspending other bilateral meetings on a case-by-case basis or putting on hold U.S.-Russia military-to-military engagement,” among other steps, spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement issued by the White House today.

The new sanctions are aimed at Russian, Crimeans or anyone else who threatens “the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine.” They include others who contribute to “the misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or purport to assert governmental authority over any part of Ukraine” without consent of the Ukrainian government, the White House said in a statement.

The Obama administration called on Russia “to take the opportunity before it to resolve this crisis through direct and immediate dialogue with the government of Ukraine.” It also demanded an “immediate pull-back of Russia’s military forces to their bases,” according to the statement.

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