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Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has resumed work after a month-long break, but lawmakers achieved very little on their third day back on May 18.

In its biggest failure of the day, parliament failed to adopt a resolution on sanctions against former President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates. Only 202 lawmakers backed it, well short of the 226 votes needed.

If it had been passed, the bill would have allowed the National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions against people “who posed real and/or potential threats to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and who promoted terrorist activities.”

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