Keeping the cats herded

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-backed-referendum-in-ukraines-east-would-trigger-fresh-sanctions-us-says/2014/05/06/7898d7c8-d543-11e3-8a78-8fe50322a72c_story.html?tid=hpModule_04941f10-8a79-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e

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.

“”Keeping

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

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