President Obama considers sanctions against Ukraine

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

USA Today: In the aftermath of violence that killed at least 25 in Ukraine, the White House is considering imposing sanctions.

The White House weighed in on the possibility of U.S. sanctions as the European Union on Wednesday announced it would hold "extraordinary" talks on the crisis.

"We have made it clear we would consider taking action against individuals who are responsible for acts of violence within Ukraine," said White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes. "We have a toolkit for doing that that includes sanctions."

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