MANILA, April 28 President Barack Obama said on
Monday the United States will impose additional sanctions on
Russia targeting individuals and companies over the crisis in
Ukraine, a move expected to be followed by separate sanctions
from the European Union.
Washington said at the weekend the new sanctions would
target individuals and companies close to Russian President
Vladimir Putin, as well as new restrictions on high-tech exports
to Russia's defence industry.
Obama, speaking in Manila during the final stop of a
four-nation Asian tour, said the United States and its allies
were also considering a next phase of further sanctions
targeting sectors of the economy such as banking and defence.
The United States accuses Russia of not living up to an
agreement to defuse tensions in eastern Ukraine, where armed
pro-Russian separatists seized about a dozen government
(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick and Rosemarie Francisco)