On defensive, Ukraine rebels seize city

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 4:43 a.m.

A woman looks through a broken window in her house after shelling Tuesday in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine.

Ukrainian rebels seized a town in the Luhansk region Tuesday after a retreat from eastern strongholds as European Union states considered expanding a list of Russians facing sanctions as soon as today.

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