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EU puts 19 more individuals, 9 entities on its Ukraine-Russia sanctions list

Damaged armored vehicle lies on the road near the village of Luganske, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. International attention will be focused in the coming days on the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, where Ukrainian government forces have for weeks been fending off severe onslaughts from pro-Russian separatists. A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Damaged armored vehicle lies on the road near the village of Luganske, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. International attention will be focused in the coming days on the strategic railway hub of Debaltseve, where Ukrainian government forces have for weeks been fending off severe onslaughts from pro-Russian separatists. A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)  (The Associated Press)

The European Union has added 19 more individuals, including five Russians, on its sanctions list for their actions linked to the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

The EU published the list, which also included nine entities, on Monday, one week after the EU foreign ministers decided on the issue. There was a week's lapse in the publishing of the list because of the negotiations which led to an agreement between Ukraine and Russia last Thursday.

The additions bring the total of individuals hit with a travel ban and asset freeze to 151 while 37 entities are now also hit with restrictive measures.

A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine went into effect on Sunday but on Monday the two sides were accusing the other of some violations.