In the event of an escalation of violence in the Donbass the U.S. is ready to increase pressure on the Russian Federation, said the Assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland.
"We were given to understand that the penalties will remain in force as long as the Minsk consensus will not be fully implemented… We were given to understand that in the event of an escalation of violence We are ready to increase pressure on the Russian Federation," - said Nuland.
Assistant Secretary recalled that North America give Ukraine military aid, RIA " Novosti ". For example, America has provided Ukraine with about 150 million dollars in the framework of this assistance and the training of soldiers." We hope that this pressure, and increase the potential forces of the Russian Federation and led her forces in Donetsk and Lugansk to fulfill their commitments. Otherwise, the cost for them will increase, " - said Nuland. To the question about will there be an increase in the cost in economic and military terms, Nuland replied: "We do not rule out any possibilities ". Remember, Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven.