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MH17: EU to widen Russia sanctions

22 July 2014 Last updated at 23:03 BST

EU ministers have been meeting in Brussels to discuss tightening sanctions against Russia for backing for the rebel separatist fighters blamed for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane.

There is widespread anger over the plane crash in eastern Ukraine, in which 298 people died.

A statement after the talks said that the EU would prepare "proposals for taking action, including on access to capital markets, defence, dual-use goods, and sensitive technologies, including in the energy sector".

Gavin Hewitt reports from Brussels.

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