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US preparing additional Russia sanctions with EU

Sept. 5, 2014 9:53 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 5, 2014 9:53 A.M.)
NEWPORT, United Kingdom (AFP) -- The United States is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis in coordination with Brussels, which plans to announce further punitive measures on Friday, a White House official said.

"We work on this in coordination with the Europeans," Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Thursday, adding: "If Russia escalates (in Ukraine), we are prepared to escalate our pressure."
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