US official: Russia-Ukraine talks last attempt to ease tension before new sanctions on Moscow

  • by: LARA JAKES , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:35 PM

GENEVA — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

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