US threatens tougher action against Russia over Ukraine

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 20:27

US Treasury Secretary said that Washington was ready to increase sanctions on Russia over its actions in war-torn Ukraine.

His comments during a visit to Kiev came one day after EU heads of state threatened to impose further financial measures against Moscow in response to the latest upsurge in violence in Ukraine's nine-month war.

Russia denies backing the eastern insurgents and claims that past measures against it are meant at undermining President Vladimir Putin's 15-year rule.