(QHA) -

European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on November 17 agreed on the need to impose more sanctions on pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The EU foreign ministers asked for proposals to place more Ukrainian separatists on the sanctions list by the end of this month.

The move is intended to show the EU's rejection of the November 2 elections organized by pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine.

The sanctions are expected to include freezing assets and imposing travel bans.

The ministers did not take any further actions against Russia, which is seen as providing substantial aid to the separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin was in Brussels on a visit and called for the EU to send a "clear message to Moscow that further destabilization in Ukraine will trigger further steps by the EU." 

QHA