Ukraine Urges EU to Keep up Sanctions Pressure on Russia

March 19, 2015 9:20 AM

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Ukraine is urging the European Union to stay united in keeping up sanctions pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as EU leaders gather for a two-day summit.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Europe over Ukraine and that this would be a "disaster for the free world."

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