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The ongoing crisis in Ukraine – with western governments accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of fomenting violent revolt – has cast a cloud of political uncertainty over the Russian investments pursued by Exxon Mobil and other global industry players.
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine – with western governments accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of fomenting violent revolt – has cast a cloud of political uncertainty over the Russian investments pursued by Exxon Mobil and other global industry players.
(Alexei Nikolsky/AP)

COLIN ROBERTSON

How Harper can get at Putin, and other tips on sanctions

As Russian occupation of Crimea and its continuing incursions into eastern Ukraine enter their sixth month, Western governments tightened the sanctions’ screws after the murder of 298 passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

G7 leaders said Russian actions are “unacceptable and violate international law.” Their communiqué last week called on Russian leadership to end the flow of arms and militants into Ukraine.