The European Union has threatened Russia with renewed, harsher sanctions as a consequence of suspected Russian involvement in the MH17 disaster. For the first time during a meeting in Brussels, EU foreign ministers raised the possibility of restricting Russian access to European capital markets, defence and energy technology, asking the executive European Commission to draft proposals this week. Sanctions would require the unanimous approval of all EU governments, and would apply only if the Russian government does not cooperate with an international investigation into the cause of MH17. The EU ministers agreed to widen the list of individuals and entities

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