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Russia: EU imposes new sanctions over Ukraine

The European Union foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, has said the EU is preparing to introduce sanctions on more Russian individuals and organisations to punish Moscow for its support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Western leaders accuse Russia of arming rebels in eastern Ukraine, and believe they shot down an airliner there.

Speaking after a meeting of European Foreign Ministers in Brussels, Catherine Ashton said: "Those directly or indirectly responsible for bringing down this plane must be held accountable and held to justice".

  • 22 Jul 2014
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