A man holds a Russian flag on the roof of the naval headquarters in Sevastopol
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Crimea crisis: Merkel warns Russia faces escalating sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Russia will face escalating EU sanctions if it does not take steps to ease the crisis over Crimea.

Mrs Merkel was speaking ahead of an EU summit in Brussels. Her comments come as UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits Moscow to urge a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

Matthew Price reports from Brussels.

  • 20 Mar 2014
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