EU leader says new sanctions to be proposed against Russia

August 31, 2014 8:08 AM

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EU leader says new sanctions to be proposed against Russia

Mariupol, Ukraine (CNN) -- A top European Union official said Saturday that new sanctions will be proposed within a week against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sounded like he can't wait that long.

"I think we are very close to the point of no return," Poroshenko said Saturday following an EU summit in Brussels. "The point of no return is full-scale war, which already happened in the territory controlled by separatists and where -- instead of separatists -- there are regular Russian troops."

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