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Putin judo partner among Russians hit by sanctions

Three long-time Putin associates are among the list of individuals who have been hit with new European Union sanctions, including Putin's former judo partner Arkady Rotenberg.

Eight Russians, and companies including Russian National Commercial Bank were targeted with the new sanctions.

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Russia 'preparing to deliver rocket launchers to rebels'

White House adviser Tony Blinken says there is evidence that Russia is preparing to deliver more powerful rocket launchers to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Western powers have accused pro-Russian rebels in the area of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with a rocket.

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