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CRISIS IN UKRAINE: White House Imposes Visa Restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is imposing visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans who it says are "threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."
    
President Barack Obama also has signed an executive order authorizing sanctions against "individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine."
    
The new action on visas comes in addition to a U.S. policy denying visas to those involved in human rights abuses related to political oppression in Ukraine.
    
Meanwhile, the Senate could as early as next week introduce legislation that would place hard-hitting sanctions on Russia for having its troops take over the Crimean region of Ukraine.
    

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