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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EU to consider more Russia sanctions over Ukraine

The European Union will tomorrow discuss yet more sanctions against Russia - to try to end President Putin's support for rebels in Ukraine.

There's been evidence of that support in one of the key battle grounds - the town of Ilovaisk from where ITV News Europe editor, James Mates reports:

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