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    U.S. Will Sanction Russia in Days

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Kiev, Ukraine March 4, 2014. Kerry's visit comes as the Obama administration seeks to devise a diplomatic and economic strategy to reverse Russia's bloodless seizure of Ukraine's Crimea region and to dissuade Moscow from sending its forces further into the territory of its neighbor.
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    A State Department official visiting Ukraine with Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said the U.S. will likely move forward with santions on Russia within days. “I think there will be movement on sanctions very likely later in this week. There’s a whole spectrum of sanctions.” Kerry arrived in Kiev with an offer of $1 billion in American loan guarantees for the struggling economy. Kerry plans to visit Ukraine's acting prime minister and a shrine to protesters killed by government snipers last month.

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