Obama extends possible scope of sanctions to include mining, metals

US president Barack Obama signalled in an executive order on Thursday March 20 that metal producers and miners in Russia could face sanctions in the event that the situation in Ukraine escalates further.

The US government imposed sanctions on energy and base metals trading firm Gunvor co-founder Gennady Timchenko, alongside a number of other businessmen and politicians in Russia, on March 20. 



March 21, 2014

09:22 GMT