EU says to consider new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

EU says to consider new Russia sanctions over Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, in this December 18, 2014 file photo.

BRUSSELS - EU leaders have asked ministers to consider a new wave of sanctions against Russia in the wake of a new military campaign by pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine, a statement said Tuesday.

The European Union's 28 heads of government asked the bloc's foreign ministers, who meet in Brussels on Thursday, "to assess the situation and to consider any appropriate action, in particular on further restrictive measures".

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