US imposes new sanctions on Crimea

US imposes new sanctions on Crimea: US President Obama yesterday (19th December) signed an executive  order banning US companies from  selling goods, technology and services or buying real estate or businesses in Crimea. The sanctions are similar to those imposed by the European Union on Thursday. The executive order also imposes new sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals and companies.Mr Obama said the move showed the US would never accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea. BBC