US, Britain discuss new Russian sanctions over Ukraine as fighting rages on despite cease-fire

February 21, 2015 12:00 PM

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US, Britain discuss new Russian sanctions over Ukraine as fighting rages on despite cease-fire

Yevgeniya Fomichova, 60, carries food she cooked outside a damaged apartment building in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell Wednesday to Russia-backed separatists, who hoisted a flag in triumph over the town. The Ukrainian president confirmed that he had ordered troops to pull out and the rebels reported taking hundreds of soldiers captive. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

LONDON – The United States and Britain are discussing new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's week-old cease-fire proves ineffective.

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