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E.U. Foreign Ministers Pressure Russia On Ukraine

Monday, June 23, 2014

Several European foreign ministers are threatening more sanctions against Russia if it fails to cooperate with Ukraine’s proposed peace plan with pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. The foreign ministers say armed militants and tanks continue to cross the border into that part of Ukraine.

Today’s threat follows a statement over the weekend by Russia President Vladimir Putin expressing support for the ceasefire. Ukraine’s new president Petro Poroshenko laid out the ceasefire plan on Friday but also said he had a “plan B” if the separatists don’t follow it.

The BBC’s David Stern joins Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer from Kiev to discuss the latest.

Note: Please download the Here & Now podcast or use the WBUR app to hear this interview.

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