International sanctions

Russia blacklists Hollywood actors Ben Stiller, Sean Penn

Russia said on Sept. 5 that it blacklisted 25 U.S. citizens including Hollywood actors Ben Stiller and Sean Penn, in response to sanctions from the United States.

Western capitals, including Washington, have slapped Russia with a slew of unprecedented sanctions its over its offensive in pro-Western Ukraine.

Orban on the Sanctions against Russia: "The EU did Not Shoot itself in the Foot, but in its Lungs"

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban commented on the national radio station Kossuth Rádió on Friday about the current situation and the consequences of Western sanctions against Moscow, saying that his previous assumptions about their effect have now been confirmed, as the sanctions policy has not lived up to the European Union's initial hopes.