EU sanctions separatists as Ukraine crisis deepens

Alexander Zakharchenko (3rd L), leader of self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk, arrives surrounded by gunmen to watch the unloading of a Russian humanitarian convoy as it arrives in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makeyevka on November 16, 2014The EU agreed to blacklist more Ukrainian separatists Monday but stopped short of fresh sanctions against Russia, saying there was hope of restarting dialogue with Moscow to end the worst standoff since the Cold War. New European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said foreign ministers meeting in Brussels had raised the possibility of her visiting Moscow for talks to seek a solution to a crisis that has claimed 4,100 lives. World leaders chastised Russian President Vladimir Putin at a glacial G20 summit in Brisbane at the weekend over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine bloodshed, causing him to fly home early.

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