RT America -- April 28, 2014
The US is imposing more sanctions on Russian businesses and individuals. The move announced Monday is meant to punish Moscow for its supposed support of anti-Kiev activists in eastern Ukraine, with those targeted now facing US asset freezes and travel bans. Exports of technology that may contribute to Russian military projects are also being halted. Ameera David discusses the implications of these new sanctions with RT's Marina Portnaya.
All Department of Defense employees at the US Embassy in Ecuador are being expelled from the country. Beginning in January, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has repeatedly made public statements alleging the US military had infiltrated "all sectors" in the country, and followed through on threats to expel DOD employees on April 7, according to a new document obtained by the Associated Press. The relations between the two countries are already sour due to foreign policy differences and Ecuador's decision to give asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy. RT's Ameera David speaks about the Latin American country's move with Larry Birns, director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.