A Ukrainian army serviceman stands on an armoured vehicle near Debaltseve, Donetsk region, August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional biting economic sanctions.The meeting of the 28-nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine.Russia has rejected accusations that it invaded Ukraine.In an apparent bid for more support and tougher action against Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is set to meet with the head of the EU's executive Commission, President Jose Manuel Barroso, and summit Chairman Herman Van Rompuy in Brussels on Saturday a few hours before the summit.No foreign minister elaborated on what additional sanctions are being considered.EU food exports to Russia are worth about 10 billion euros ($13 billion) annually.
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