US Threatens To Impose Sanctions on Ukraine

Concerned about use of riot police on protesters


WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department threatened sanctions against Ukraine over its use of riot police in a crackdown against anti-government demonstrators.

"All policy options, including sanctions, are on the table in our view," department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a news briefing.

She would not say what types of punitive sanctions the Obama administration was considering.