U.S. readies more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

April 25th, 2014  
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Topic: U.S. readies more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

By Gabriela Baczynska and Richard Balmforth MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was prepared to impose further targeted sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine and that European leaders had agreed to coordinate on steps to make Moscow pay. The crisis escalated when armed pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Slaviansk seized a bus carrying international mediators. A separatist leader said the mediators were believed to have a Kiev "spy" amongst them. The White House said U.S. President Barack Obama and European allies all felt that Russia had escalated tension in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists have refused to leave official buildings they have occupied.


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