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Yet the consensus among economists and political analysts is that the sanctions fall short of the measures required to curtail what the West claims are Russia’s destabilizing tactics in Ukraine.

The moves represent the toughest economic restrictions imposed against Russia to date, and the first by the EU towards so-called “stage 3” sanctions that target entire swathes of the Russian economy, especially the key sectors of energy, defense and finance.

The full list of restrictions and entities involved took effect on Aug. 1, following their publication in the EU Official Journal late on July 31.

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