EU to Discuss Russia Sanctions as Ukraine’s Army Is Pushed Back

August 29, 2014 11:06 PM

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European Union leaders will discuss tougher sanctions against Russia over the worsening conflict in Ukraine, where insurgents are making gains against the army and the death toll has exceeded 2,500.

The 28-member bloc gathers today in Brussels to elect a new president and foreign-policy chief, and will also meet Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko. Pro-Russian militants made more gains yesterday near the Sea of Azov as Russia dismissed NATO allegations of its involvement and said a rebel fightbac...

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