EU Warns Putin of More Sanctions as Ukraine Crisis Grows

August 15, 2014 11:23 PM

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EU Warns Putin of More Sanctions as Ukraine Crisis Grows

European Union governments warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that they’re ready to expand sanctions if the conflict in Ukraine intensifies.

Citing a “worsening crisis in eastern Ukraine and its humanitarian impact on the civilian population,” EU foreign ministers urged Russia in a joint statement to stop “any form of border hostilities,” including arming pro-Russian separatists, and to pull back its forces from the border.

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