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    U.S. Will Sanction Russia in Days

    © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

    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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