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Britain PM Cameron says Europe must stand up to Russia's Putin

Published on Jul 25, 2014 1:59 PM
 
British Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. The loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 must prove a catalyst for changing Russia's approach and ending the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Cameron wrote on Friday, July 25, 2014, in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - The loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 must prove a catalyst for changing Russia's approach and ending the conflict in Ukraine, British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote on Friday in an opinion piece in the New York Daily News.

Russia has been attempting to destabilise a sovereign state, violate its territorial integrity and arm and train thuggish militias, he wrote, and the world has paid the price.

Cameron has been pushing the European Union to impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, advocating an EU ban on future sales of military equipment to Moscow.

The 28-nation EU has been under pressure from the United States and Ukraine to take a harder line on Russia, but some EU governments are wary of potential retaliation from Moscow, the bloc's biggest energy supplier.

 
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