U.S. vows more sanctions over Russia's moves in Ukraine

WASHINGTON Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:56pm EDT

People attend a rally called ''We are together'' to support the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea to Russia in Red Square in central Moscow, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

People attend a rally called ''We are together'' to support the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea to Russia in Red Square in central Moscow, March 18, 2014.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday vowed to take further action against those supporting Russia's move to annex Ukraine's Crimea region, including expanding sanctions, the White House said.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, speaking to reporters, said the United States was preparing to add to those targeted for asset freezes and travel bans under a sanctions order announced on Monday.

"More is coming," Carney said, adding that he did know when the action would be taken. "Work is being done to make further designations" under the sanctions.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott)

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Comments (5)
willich6 wrote:
Wow; now he’s playing hard ball… I guess the ‘sanctions’ already announced against the 11 Russians – not including Putin – just didn’t go far enough…
I’m sure Putin and the rest of Russia are cowering in the corner awaiting the next ‘Red Line’ pronouncement.. This was all scripted in advance – obama let the russians move $100′s of B’s of T-bills on deposit in the Fed out of the country last week – this was the leverage they had on Russia, and they let it go..

This is the problem when you huff and pull and’cry wolf’ repeatedly – somebody’s going to call your bluff and now everyone see’s our ‘clown in chief’ as the fool he is.. Anr to think I voted for this clown the 1st time around..

Mar 18, 2014 1:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
speaker12 wrote:
The civilized world never ssems to learn. Obama is beyond useless. He is the modern day Chamberlin. Six years ago the mighty mite Putin send troops to annex areas of Georgia. Now his army is in the Crimea. The question is what is next. There will be a next and no one will take positive action to deter this former KGB star of the Soviet. Wake up world. Talk to those folks that lived in Eastern Europe while the Soviet ruled their nations. History is doomed to repeat itself and a community organizer has not got the ability or brains to stop it.

Mar 18, 2014 1:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:
wow, I see Putin already waving the white flag..oops, my mistake… its red, with white writing, saying “Obama , make my day, punk..”

Mar 18, 2014 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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