Putin not targeted under U.S. Ukraine-related sanctions -U.S. official

by Reuters
Thursday, 6 March 2014 15:07 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is not among those targeted under U.S. sanctions announced in response to Russia's incursion into Ukraine, a senior Obama administration official said on Thursday.

"It is an unusual and extraordinary circumstance to sanction a head of state, and we would not begin our designations by doing so," the official said. (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Eric Beech)

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