U.S, Europe agree Russia faces more sanctions if Kremlin disrupts Ukraine vote -U.S. official

LONDON Thu May 15, 2014 8:27am EDT

LONDON May 15 (Reuters) - The United States and its European allies found broad unity on Thursday that Russia should face sectoral sanctions if the Kremlin tries to disrupt Ukrainian elections later this month, a senior U.S. official said.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed some key European Union foreign ministers on U.S. thinking about sectoral sanctions against Russia, which would cover some of Russia's largest sectors including mining and gas.

"All ministers, led by Secretary Kerry, underscored that a free, fair election across Ukraine, including the east on May 25 is absolutely essential," a senior State Department official told reporters in London.

"There was broad unity in the room that if the elections are disrupted and Moscow's hand is behind that, that we need to move to sectoral sanctions," the official said. "There was no dissent on that subject." (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton, writing by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Stephen Addison)

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Comments (3)
Goo12 wrote:
G7 sanctions todate are merely a pin-prick on Putin’s butt !

G7 industries continue to lobby their respective governments not to impose harsh sanctions on Russia so as to protect billions $ of trade

G7 nations are playing the optics of doing something to help the Ukraine but in reality the G7 is allowing the Russian bear to brutally maul the Ukraine as it wishes

Since Germany and France are major players regarding sanctions the weblinks below make worthwhile reading

Moore, Garry R – Solutions Inc

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EU sanctions against Russia would be huge cost to Germany: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10820180/Ukraine-crisis-Russia-sanctions-would-hurt-Germanys-growth.html

EU sanctions – France will deliver military ship to Russia as planned: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=74786417f9554984d314d06bd&id=6a7bb896ab&e=37c533587d

May 15, 2014 9:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Goo12 wrote:
G7 sanctions todate are merely a pin-prick on Putin’s butt !

G7 industries continue to lobby their respective governments not to impose harsh sanctions on Russia so as to protect billions $ of trade

G7 nations are playing the optics of doing something to help the Ukraine but in reality the G7 is allowing the Russian bear to brutally maul the Ukraine as it wishes

Since Germany and France are major players regarding sanctions the weblinks below make worthwhile reading

Moore, Garry R – Solutions Inc

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EU sanctions against Russia would be huge cost to Germany: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10820180/Ukraine-crisis-Russia-sanctions-would-hurt-Germanys-growth.html

EU sanctions – France will deliver military ship to Russia as planned: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=74786417f9554984d314d06bd&id=6a7bb896ab&e=37c533587d

May 15, 2014 9:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Goo12 wrote:
G7 sanctions todate are merely a pin-prick on Putin’s butt !

G7 industries continue to lobby their respective governments not to impose harsh sanctions on Russia so as to protect billions $ of trade

G7 nations are playing the optics of doing something to help the Ukraine but in reality the G7 is allowing the Russian bear to brutally maul the Ukraine as it wishes

Since Germany and France are major players regarding sanctions the weblinks below make worthwhile reading

Moore, Garry R – Solutions Inc

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EU sanctions against Russia would be huge cost to Germany: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10820180/Ukraine-crisis-Russia-sanctions-would-hurt-Germanys-growth.html

EU sanctions – France will deliver military ship to Russia as planned: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=74786417f9554984d314d06bd&id=6a7bb896ab&e=37c533587d

May 15, 2014 9:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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