Rebels advance in Ukraine, Moscow faces sanctions threats

January 26, 2015 12:35 PM

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Rebels advance in Ukraine, Moscow faces sanctions threats

KIEV/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month ceasefire, bringing U.S. and European threats of tighter Western financial sanctions against Moscow.

Washington and Brussels are both considering new measures after accusing Russia of openly supporting the latest rebel advance in Ukraine with money, arms and troops on the ground.

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