US eyes more action against Russia if talks failApril 15, 2014 @ 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says U.S. officials are actively discussing imposing new sanctions against individuals tied to the Russian government or linked to events in Ukraine.
She said Tuesday that broader sanctions on Russian business sectors remain a viable option if the situation in Ukraine continues to escalate. Armed, pro-Russian insurgents have seized control of buildings in at least nine cities in Ukraine's restive east.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton meets Thursday in Switzerland with Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine.
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