The Russian opposition got only two candidates on the ballot for Sunday’s city elections in Moscow.
Bank loan terms are cut to 30 days, and more defense companies and individuals are blacklisted.
Saying the crisis poses a major threat to Europe, Ukraine refuses to “give up” its war against rebels in the east.
But the Kremlin says that doesn’t necessarily mean sovereignty.
At Brussels meeting, Ukraine’s president urges the Europeans to stiffen sanctions against Moscow.
Russia’s president likens the Ukrainian army to Nazi invaders of the Soviet Union during World War II.
‘I can’t eat, I can’t sleep’ while paratrooper son is in Ukrainian detention.
A military spokesman says Moscow is trying to create a “second front” for separatists in southeastern Ukraine.
The U.S. ambassador in Kiev warns of a possible Moscow-directed “counteroffensive” in eastern Ukraine.
The latest accusation comes the day before a high-stakes summit to discuss the conflict.