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U.S. Pushes Europe Over Sanctions With Wary Eye on Putin

  • White House steps up pressure in talks with Europe officials
  • Concern remains that Putin may decide to invade Ukraine soon
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Russia Still Says It Has No Plans to Invade Ukraine
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The U.S. is putting pressure on European allies to agree on potential sanctions against Russia, worried about slow progress despite weeks of talks and heightened concerns that President Vladimir Putin could soon invade Ukraine, said people familiar with discussions that have taken place this week.

The Biden administration has also discussed the range of possible actions by Moscow it believes should trigger retaliation, the people said. Aside from sending troops into Ukraine, it could include any effort to engineer a coup against Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy or other acts to destabilize his government.