US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine's military as it seeks to gain control in east

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2014 - 5:55 PM

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.

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