Keeping the cats herded

Russian-backed referendum in Ukraine’s east would trigger fresh sanctions, U.S. says

Karen DeYoung

6 May 2014

[at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing]

Nuland said that the administration was watching the situation in the east “intensely” but that U.S. actions would be more effective if they were coordinated with the still-skittish European Union, whose 28 members are not agreed on the sanctions.


the cats herded is a challenge for the Europeans”,” Nuland said.