‘Russia may face more sanctions’

Comment on this story
MoscowUkraineRussia Reuters

The Hague - Russian intervention into eastern or southern Ukraine would be the clearest trigger for additional sanctions, as would violence in Crimea, a US official said on Monday.

He told Reuters that that G7 leaders, at their meeting in The Hague, had discussed the need for NATO to provide reassurance and support for Eastern European allies. G7 leaders, he said, had discussed consequences to other countries from potential sectoral sanctions on Russia, and had agreed that the costs would be worth it.

Leaders of the G7 said in a statement on Monday they were ready to intensify sanctions on Russia in case of a further destabilisation of Ukraine, whose southeastern Crimea Peninsula was annexed by Moscow last week. - Reuters

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines