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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko smiles as he speaks during a news conference at the EU Council in Brussels, in this June 27, 2014 file photo. When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe’s approach to Russia. Until that meeting on Tuesday, Europe had trailed the United States in imposing economic sanctions to pressure Moscow into working to defuse the eight-month crisis in Ukraine in which hundreds of people have been killed. To match Insight UKRAINE-CRISIS/EU REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files (BELGIUM – Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT TRANSPORT DISASTER)