This was announced by the U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki at a briefing in Washington on Monday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
According to Psaki, the U.S. still has several scenarios to implement in case of the cease-fire violation by Russia. If the violations continue, the consequences will follow, Psaki said answering a question regarding Kerry's recent announcement of possible sanctions against Russia to be approved by President Obama in the upcoming days.
At the same time, Psaki did not specify timing for this decision by the U.S. state administration. The Department of State spokesperson noted that the U.S. was concerned with continuing violation of the cease-fire near Debaltseve, Mariupol, and other ares of the Eastern Ukraine. She said that Russia-supported terrorists continued to prevent the OSCE observers from conducting their mission.
As reported earlier, Secretary of State John Kerry said that more serious sanctions against Russia were being weighed.