BERLIN, June 19 The international community is
ready to punish Russia further if it does not show a more
constructive approach in Ukraine, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack
Lew said on Thursday, adding that Moscow must back the peace
plan instead of destabilising the situation.
"We continue to urge Russia to work with Ukraine to reach a
negotiated resolution to the current situation. But if Russia is
unwilling to reverse course, the United States and the
international community is prepared to impose additional cost,"
Lew said at a news conference in Berlin.
(Reporting by Noah Barkin; Writing by Madeline Chambers;
Editing by Stephen Brown)