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TODAY   |  April 17, 2014

US prepares new sanctions against Russia

As the crisis in Ukraine escalates with fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian militants, the U.S. is preparing a new round of sanctions against Russia.

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>>> turning to natalie. that situation in ukraine is guesting worse.

>> that's right. the ukraine interior minister said three pro-russian militants were killed last night on the black sea . today, critical talks got under way amid low expectations in geneva with secretary of state john kerry and foreign officials from the ukraine and the european union . at the same time, the u.s. is preparing a new round of sanctions against russia.