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Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 13:10
Ukraine crisis: US and EU boost sanctions on Russia
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The US and EU have bolstered sanctions against Russia over its alleged support for separatists fighting in Ukraine.

The US has targeted major banks including Gazprom-bank, defence firms and energy companies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying sanctions would take US-Russia relations to a "dead end".

The crisis has led to the most serious standoff between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.
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