EU ministers call for harsher sanctions against Russia after downing of Malaysia Airlines flight

European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia with harsher sanctions over Ukraine on Tuesday, with some saying diplomacy was no longer enough to force Moscow to de-escalate the crisis after the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight last week.
Catherine Ashton
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