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Resolution to Suspend Sister City Ties With Moscow Advances

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    Hundreds in Chicago's Ukrainian community gathered outside that nation's consulate, this time in celebration and remembrance. Christian Farr reports. (Published Sunday, Feb 23, 2014)

    A Chicago City Council committee voted Tuesday to move forward two resolutions to suspend sister city ties with Moscow.

    The Committee on Human Relations crafted the resolutions, which are designed to show disapproval of Russia's invasion of the Crimean peninsula.

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    Hundreds in Chicago's Ukrainian community gathered outside that nation's consulate, this time in celebration and remembrance. Christian Farr reports. (Published Sunday, Feb 23, 2014)

    The full Chicago City Council will vote on the measures next month.

    Aldermen Ed Burke (14th), Proco Joe Moreno (1st), Roberto Maldonado (26th) and Ariel E. Reboyras (30th) are behind the resolutions, which specifically ask the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to suspend the sister city agreement with Moscow, and to stand in solidarity with Ukraine urging a peaceful end to the recent Russian aggression.

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    The sister city arrangement has been in place since April 1997. The resolution asks for the suspension to be in effect until Russia withdraws its troops from Crimea.

    Russian troops have seized most of Ukraine's bases in the peninsula.

    President Barack Obama and the European Union have imposed several sanctions on high-profile Russians linked to Vladimir Putin and a Russian bank.