Russia’s tit for tat

Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, 25 April 2014

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Since 16 March 2014, the EU (in concerted action with the US) has frozen assets and imposed travel bans on 33 persons and an individual bank. On 20 March, Russia counteracted with the reciprocal blacklisting of EU and US officials. This pattern of tit for tat raises the question of the comparative vulnerability of the EU and Russia.

Topics: Politics and economics
Tags: Crimean crisis, EU, Russia, sanctions

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