#AceBreakingNews – EUROPEAN UNION – April 14 – The EU and the US say they will impose “further costs” on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country.
EU foreign ministers said on Monday they would expand a list of names targeted by EU sanctions.
Tension has been rising in Ukraine, with pro-Russian activists occupying buildings in more eastern towns.
Also on Monday, the US said a Russian fighter jet repeated close-range passes over a US warship in the Black Sea.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said US President Barack Obama planned to speak by phone with Russia’s Vladimir Putin about the Ukraine crisis, possibly as early as Monday.
In his news conference, Mr Carney warned that Russia’s actions “will come with a cost.”
However, he added that “lethal” military aid for Ukraine was not currently being considered.