Vladimir Putin has said Russia could reconsider the participation of Western companies in its economy, including energy projects, if sanctions continued.
We would very much wish not to resort to any measures in response.
But if something like that continues, we will of course have to think about who is working in the key sectors of the Russian economy, including the energy sector, and how.
The United States on Monday announced a new round of sanctions aimed at business leaders and companies close to Putin, while the European Union followed up on Tuesday by naming 15 Russians and Ukrainians to its blacklist, moving to freeze assets and deny visas.
European Union foreign ministers added 13 people to their visa ban and asset freeze list over Ukraine's crisis.
Well that’s the voting over, and no surprises so far. A ‘Yes’ vote claimed to be 89% in Donetsk, and suddenly Ukraine is no more.
Nearly 90 percent of voters in eastern Ukrainian region voted for self-rule, the head of the separatist election commission said.