Carrot and stick: Money central to latest US and international response to Russia and Ukraine

  • by: DONNA CASSATA , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 30, 2014 - 6:40 PM

WASHINGTON — The international community gave a financial boost to a feeble Ukraine on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers in the U.S. sought to increase the economic pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to deflate Moscow's designs on its neighbor.

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