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Ukraine war

U.S. and U.K. to impose sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

Washington warns 'fence-sitters'; China calls for restraint at U.N. Security Council

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 21, in a televised session of the country's National Security Council, said Russia and Ukraine are a "people bound by blood, by family ties."   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The U.S. and U.K separately said Monday that they will impose sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow's "breach of international law and Ukraine's sovereignty," during and after an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council.

Ahead of Monday's session -- called at the request of the U.S., the U.K., Albania, Ireland, Norway and Mexico -- U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said: "We must all stand with Ukraine in the face of this brazen attempt to usurp Ukraine's sovereign territory. There can be no fence-sitters in this crisis."

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