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Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine; West steps up Russia sanctions
Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine; West steps up Russia sanctions

Ukraine’s fight against pro-Russia separatists continued at a feverish pace Tuesday as the European Union and the U.S. moved to toughen sanctions against Moscow. As battles flared in several eastern Ukrainian cities, the 28-nation EU agreed on stronger economic sanctions that will target sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, finance and defense. The new measures represent a significant step up from the group’s previous actions, which had hit specific individuals and institutions with travel and asset freezes. “The situation did not leave EU countries with any other option,” Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said after EU ambassadors signed off...

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