• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

EU targets rebels with travel bans

The European Union targeted Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksandr Borodai and 10 other rebels with travel bans and asset freezes yesterday, avoiding fresh sanctions on Russian business to stop antagonising its main energy supplier.

EU governments widened their blacklist to try to end violence that has rocked Ukraine since late last year, when the rejection of an EU trade deal sparked protests.

The EU said Borodai was "responsible for the separatist 'governmental activities of the so-called 'government of the Donetsk People's Republic'".

Contextual targeting label: 
Business

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

247060