Britain wants tougher sanctions against Russia over MH17 crash

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Britain is calling for tougher EU sanctions against Russia in the wake of the passenger plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said it's time for the EU to step up sanctions and block Russia's access to European markets. Clegg also slammed what he called inaction over the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Brussels has so far imposed sanctions such as travel bans and asset freezes on members of the Russian president's inner circle. Ten Britons were among the 298 passengers of the Malaysian plane which was apparently shot down near the Russian border. EU foreign ministers are due to meet on Tuesday to decide whether to impose further sanctions if Moscow fails to press Ukraine's pro-Russian activists to allow access to the crash site.

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