West scrambles on Ukraine as Russia tightens grip in Crimea

West scrambles on Ukraine as Russia tightens grip in Crimea

New York Times: Western nations sought a political and economic response to the crisis in Ukraine.

European Union foreign ministers met in emergency session in Brussels to discuss possible punitive steps against Russia unless it pulled its troops back to its own bases in Crimea, including suspension of talks with Moscow on visa liberalization. But France and Germany said that sanctions were not on the table, urging dialogue with Russia first.

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