(QHA) -

European Council President Donald Tusk has said he will initiate consultations with European Union leaders on the possibilty of expanding sanctions against Russia for its policies in Ukraine.

Tusk made the comments on February 22 in Kyiv after viewing an exhibition of Russian military equipment captured by Ukrainian security forces during fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, RFE/RL reports.

Tusk said he will begin the consultations on February 23. 

Tusk participated in a Dignity March to mark the first anniversary of the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych together with the presidents of Germany, Lithuania, Moldova, and Poland.

The EU expanded its blacklist of Russian and Ukrainian individuals and entities under sanction on February 16, adding two Russian deputy defense ministers, two State Duma deputies, and 15 separatist leaders.