Washington does not intend to announce in advance the time and the pattern of possible new sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine, as it does not consider this step to be right from the strategic point of view, said Tuesday the White House spokesman Josh Ernest, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax. "We will not have strategic advantage if we disclose the time and the subjects of possible sanctions in advance," he said at a briefing in Washington.
According to the White House, the U.S. and its allies agreed that Russia "has not yet taken all the necessary steps to resolve the Ukrainian crisis" during the advice on the introduction of new restrictive measures against Moscow. However, he reiterated that in case of "lack of the necessary steps, Russia risks to become a subject to new sanctions, as has happened before." Censor.NET previously reported that the U.S. is ready to impose sanctions against Russia without the support of the EU.