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US Senate Advances Ukraine Aid, Russia Sanctions

Hours after the world’s leading industrial powers moved to punish Russia for its annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Senate advanced a bill to provide economic aid to Ukraine and sanction Moscow. The Senate voted 78-17 to begin debate on the bill, which is expected to pass in coming days but would have to be reconciled with legislation in the House of Representatives. The Senate bill authorizes loan guarantees for Ukraine, codifies economic penalties for Russian officials and shifts America’s...

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