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  3/4/2014, Adar Bet 2, 5774

U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Russians


The Foreign Relations Committee in the United States Senate is preparing legislation to provide support to Ukraine and consulting with the Obama administration on possible sanctions against individual Russians and Ukrainians cooperating with them, the committee's chairman said on Monday.

"Russia's military intervention in Ukraine constitutes a clear violation of international law and demands a swift and coordinated response from the international community to support the Ukraine and counter Russian efforts to annex Ukrainian territory by force," Senator Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, said in a statement quoted by Reuters.