Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

President Obama / Getty Images

President Obama won't be traveling to eastern Ukraine anytime soon, even if he wanted to.

One of the regions seeking to break away from Ukraine has placed travel bans on Obama and other world leaders, citing in part their own sanctions on Russia over its incursion into Ukraine.

In addition to Obama, the splinter state that calls itself the Donetsk People's Republic placed travel sanctions on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

From NBC News:

"The republic announced its borders and airspace were closed to Obama and Merkel for 'conniving with so-called acting 'President' of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov.'

"It also criticized the leaders for using the term 'anti-terrorist' when referring to an operation by Ukraine's government to dislodge separatists from strongholds in cities across the east.

"The statement came after the group asked to be annexed by Russia, following a controversial referendum backing the move and mirroring the path of the southern peninsula of Crimea in March."



Copyright 2014 USATODAY.com

Read the original story: Ukraine separatists sanction Obama

More In

test

Real Deals

Flip, shop and save on specials from your favorite retailers in central Ohio.

GET DEALS | COUPONS

Things To Do

SAT
25
SUN
26
MON
27
TUE
28
WED
29
THU
30
FRI
31

CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds from across Central Ohio
Lancaster
Chillicothe
Newark
Marion
Bucyrus
Mansfield
Zanesville
Coshocton

Weeklies & Shoppers

10TV Headlines

Dispatch Headlines

METROMIX