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EU targets Putin’s inner circle, scraps summit

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Thursday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 12 more people, closing in on President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle to punish him in the escalating crisis over the Russian annexation of the Crimea peninsula. The move brought the number of Russians and Ukrainians facing EU sanctions to 33, and French President Francois Hollande said it included a lot of crossover with the people the United States is targeting with ...

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