Friday, June 20 15:56:29
The United States has intensified talks with the European Union about imposing sanctions on Russia, saying it has information that Russia has prepared more tanks to be sent to Ukraine.
Possible "scalpel" sanctions against Russia's defence and high-tech industries are under discussion, a senior U.S. official said.
"We have information that additional tanks departed from a deployment site in southwest Russia yesterday," the official, who spoke on condition anonymity, told reporters.
Speaking of the sanctions talks with the EU, the official added: "The idea here is to deny Russia the kinds of investment and next-generation technology that it needs to continue to grow ... It (the talks with the EU) has intensified over the last week." (Reuters)