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Poland, Britain want new sanctions on Moscow, say Russia responsible for downing of airliner

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    Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, left, speaks with Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, right, in Warsaw, Poland on Monday, July 28, 2014, after talks upon the situation in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Britain’s Defense Secretary Michael Fallon, left and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond second left, and their Polish counterparts Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, right, attend a news conference in Warsaw Poland Monday July 28, 2014 after talks upon the situation in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) (The Associated Press)

The foreign ministers of Poland and Britain have called for more economic sanctions on Russia, saying it is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine this month.

Poland's Radek Sikorski said the responsibility for the downing of the airliner carrying almost 300 people rests with "the Russian Federation, who were and unfortunately are still supplying advanced weapons to the so-called separatists."

Hammond said that evidence suggests the airliner was downed by a missile belonging to pro-Russia separatists. While fighting blocks international investigators from the crash site, Hammond insisted conditions should be created for a fair probe.

The two leaders, who met in Warsaw Monday, said Russia should face new economic sanctions for supporting the separatists and destabilizing Ukraine.

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