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US threats against Ukraine detrimental

1ddf70407e08246038bd8dcffdac752b_LJames Jatras, a former US Senate foreign policy analyst, says the US threats of sanctions against Ukraine only make the situation in the country worse.

On Thursday, the Hill reported that the administration of US President Barack Obama is under pressure from lawmakers in both chambers of US Congress to immediately impose sanctions against the Ukrainian government.
The Obama administration has already imposed visa bans on 20 unnamed top Ukrainian officials. However, US lawmakers are pushing for more sanctions as they are considering congressional action.
US lawmakers’ push for more sanctions against Ukraine came as violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Kiev have left dozens dead and hundreds wounded since Tuesday.
European Union foreign ministers also agreed on Thursday to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials “responsible for violence and excessive force” against pro-EU protesters.
Nonetheless, Jatras told Press TV in a phone interview on Thursday that threats of sanctions from the US and European countries “is making the situation worse not better.”

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