The European Union moved to slap tougher sanctions on Russia as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said hundreds of foreign tanks are operating in his country and pleaded for EU help.
"Ukraine now is a subject of foreign military aggression and terror," Poroshenko told reporters in Brussels before a summit today with leaders of EU member states. "Thousands of foreign troops and hundreds of foreign tanks are now on the territory of Ukraine."
EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande are meeting in Brussels to elect a new president and foreign-policy chief of the 28-nation bloc. They are also meeting with Poroshenko, who held talks earlier today with EU President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Barroso.