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EU slaps sanctions on Russian, Ukrainian figures

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The EU on Thursday slapped an asset freeze and travel ban on 12 more Russians and Ukrainians following Moscow's annexation of Crimea, bringing to 33 the number of figures targeted by the European bloc. 

Russian soldiers patrol the area surrounding the Ukrainian military unit in Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol, on March 20, 2014

French President Francois Hollande announced the measure after a meeting of European Union heads of state and government gathered to discuss the Ukraine crisis for the second time in less than two weeks.

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