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US and EU impose sanctions as Crimea turns to Moscow

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The United States and Europe hit Vladimir Putin's inner circle with sanctions but failed to dissuade the Russian leader from pursuing his apparent goal of annexing Crimea. 

A Ukrainian interim forces officer (R) talks to recruits during training not far from Kiev on March 17, 2014

The White House said the measures were the toughest against Russia since the Cold War and warned it would target economic power brokers in Moscow if the Kremlin does not change course.

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