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'We have to act quickly' on Russia, European Union leaders told
'We have to act quickly' on Russia, European Union leaders told

Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. Instead, the 28-nation bloc's heads of state and government tasked their executive body to "urgently undertake preparatory work" for tougher economic sanctions, according to summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy. The sanctions will depend on the evolution of the situation but "everybody is fully aware that we have to act quickly," he said. The preparatory work will start Monday. The fighting between the military and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has claimed...

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