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Kyiv Battles Separatists Along Border; Proposes New Sanctions

Ukrainian government forces battled Russian-backed separatists in eastern regions Friday, a top official said, as Kyiv proposed sanctions against dozens of Russian companies and individuals. The fighting came as Ukraine’s armed forces tightened cordons in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the last remaining strongholds for rebels whose insurgency is now in its fifth month. At least 15 servicemen were killed and 79 wounded as troops broke out of encirclement by separatist...

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