U.S. threatens more sanctions against Russia
The US on Wednesday threatened to slap additional sanctions against Russia ” very soon,” should Moscow fail to “change course” in eastern Ukraine.
“We’re ready to impose more costs, including targeted sector- specific sanctions, very soon if Russia does not decisively change course and break its support for separatists,” Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, said at a Senate hearing on the latest developments in Ukraine.
She said Washington was continuing the discussions with its European partners “about the right moment for sanctions as they prepare for the last meeting of European heads before the summer break, which is on July 16.”
“Our goal is to act in concert with Europe, but the president has always made clear that if necessary, he will act on our own,” she added.