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As Dutch mourn; Ukraine calls for sanctions

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:39

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatseniuk says Kiev will impose sanctions on Russian individuals who directly or indirectly support ''terrorists'' fighting against government troops. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Mourning in the Netherlands as the bodies of the first victims from the Malaysian crash come home. Flags fly at half staff in memory of the 298 people killed when flight MH17 crashed in an area of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Against the backdrop of grief and loss, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk is calling for action. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER, ARSENY YATSENIUK, SAYING: "Ukraine will impose sanctions on every individual holding a Russian passport who supports terrorists and separatists in Ukraine, whether directly or indirectly." As members of the OSCE European security watchdog inspect the crash site, European leaders are struggling to agree to a response, and EU ministers meeting Tuesday delayed action for a few days. Yatseniuk has set up a time line for a response. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER, ARSENY YATSENIUK, SAYING: "I instruct the committee to propose for the parliament's consideration within ten days a list of individual and sector sanctions on Russian citizens and legal entities supporting and financing terrorism in Ukraine and undermining the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine." As European nations debate opinion polls show an overwhelming majority of the Dutch want economic sanctions imposed on Moscow, even if it hurts their own economy.

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As Dutch mourn; Ukraine calls for sanctions

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 01:39