U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland

March 4, 2015 6:19 PM

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U.S., Europe weighing potential deeper Russia sanctions: Nuland

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. sanctions team is in Europe this week discussing possible deeper sectoral penalties against Russia if a ceasefire deal with Ukraine is further violated, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.

Victoria Nuland, U.S. assistant secretary of state for European affairs, told a congressional hearing there were new concerns about heavy shelling and fighting around Donetsk and on the road to Mariupol by pro-Russian separatists.

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