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A Cold War reprise as US seeks Moscow's isolation

1 year ago March 03, 2014 Mar 3, 2014 Monday, March 03 2014 Monday, March 03, 2014 6:29:08 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. and its allies are weighing sanctions on Moscow and whether to bolster defenses in Europe in response to Russia's military advances on Ukraine.

Secretary of State John Kerry is going this week to Ukraine's capital. Kerry says world leaders "are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate Russia."

Missile defense systems and troop levels in Europe have again become urgent questions in Washington and beyond. It's a renewed reality that may force President Barack Obama's administration to give up its intended foreign policy shift to Asia.

There appears to be little if any taste in the West for a direct military response to Russia's provocation. Economic sanctions, visa bans, freezing of Russian assets, and trade and investment penalties are under consideration.

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