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President Obama Announces New Sanctions on Russia’s Economy

Obama UkraineThis afternoon, ABC News and NBC News provided special coverage of President Obama’s statement on new sanctions toward Russia. CBS News did not.

The president announced new sanctions on Russia’s economy in the energy, arms, and financial sectors in response to Russia continuing to support the separatists linked to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

NBC News cut in at 3:36pmET with Brian Williams anchoring from New York and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd reporting from Washington, DC. ABC News cut in at 3:36pmET with George Stephanopoulos anchoring in New York and chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl reporting from the White House.

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