Russia says EU 'against peace' as US backs new sanctions

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the European Union has "made its choice against" a peace process in Ukraine by approving tougher sanctions against Russia.

President Barack Obama said the United States will join the EU in imposing sanctions on Russia's financial, energy and defence sectors after Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine last month.

David Cameron has spoken to European leaders and agreed to push ahead with the sanctions by the end of the week, his spokesman has confirmed.

After the announcement the Russian rouble reached a new historic low against the dollar.

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Russian helicopters 'killed four Ukraine border guards'

Ukraine has claimed Russian Mi-24 helicopters attacked a border post in the Luhansk region yesterday killing four border guards.

Yesterday, during the day, at the border post of Krasnatalovka, Russian Mi-24 helicopters attacked Ukrainian border guards.

As a result of the attack, four guards were killed, three were injured.

– Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko speaking to Reuters

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