Ukraine Separatists Seize Second Provincial Capital

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Luhansk: Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine’s provincial capitals and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia.
New U.S. and EU sanctions packages, announced with fanfare, were seen as so mild that Russian share prices rose in relief.Nevertheless, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded by threatening to reconsider Western participation in energy deals in Russia, the world’s biggest oil producer, where most major U.S. and European oil companies have extensive projects. Reuters