European Union foreign ministers are gathering in Brussels on Tuesday for a Foreign Affair Council meeting to discuss further sanctions on Russia following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 last week. The meeting started at 9:30 a.m. Central European Time, or 3:30 a.m. Eastern Time, with a press conference expected around 3:30 p.m. Western leaders are increasingly blaming pro-Russia separatists for shooting down the passenger jet on Thursday, with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for the militants. Ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, diplomats said the 28 EU member states were unlikely to impose stricter sanctions on Russia, but rather speed up the process that's already rolling, according to Reuters. That includes agreeing on which people and companies, potentially, will be hit by asset freezes.

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