EU's Tusk slams 'appeasement' of Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

January 25, 2015 1:11 PM

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EU's Tusk slams 'appeasement' of Russia as bloc talks new sanctions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior figures in the European Union brandished a threat of new sanctions against Russia over the weekend violence in eastern Ukraine, with one blasting what he called "appeasement" of Moscow.

That remark on Twitter by Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who now chairs summits of EU leaders, used language recalling the eve of World War Two that conveyed both fierce condemnation of Russian President Vladimir Putin and criticism of recent EU talk of easing sanctions against Moscow...

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