EU expected to hit Russia with more sanctions

The European Union is expected to apply wider sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine.

Diplomats have told Reuters some 14 people and two Crimea-based companies could be targeted with sanctions at a meeting in Brussels.

When asked whether EU foreign ministers would agree to expand the sanctions list, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said: "I believe so."

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