#AceFinanceNews – BRUSSELS – July 15 – The US and Ukraine are pushing EU leaders to impose economic sanctions on Russia at Wednesday’s (16 July) summit reported EuObserver.
The US state department on Monday published a “fact sheet” which accuses Russia of sending heavy weapons to rebels in east Ukraine and of building up its own forces on Ukraine’s border.
It said Russia sent “at least two-dozen additional armored vehicles and artillery pieces and about as many military trucks” into Ukraine over the past week. It also said Russia has “allowed officials from the separatist ‘Donetsk Peoples’ Republic’ to establish a recruiting office in Moscow” with a focus on “volunteers with experience of operating heavy weapons”.
“While Russia says it seeks peace, its actions do not match its rhetoric”, the US paper notes. “This all paints a telling picture of Russia’s continued policy of destabilisation in eastern Ukraine”.