Sanctions curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing to some of the countries banks were formally adopted by the European Union today.
Officials said the sanctions aim to inflict maximum pain on Russia and minimum pain on the 28 member states of the EU, but Russia denounced the sanctions as "destructive and short sighted."
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