Apr 08

Kerry threatens tougher sanctions against Russia

Video by Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn't back down from involvement in Ukraine. Kerry was testifying Tuesday before a Senate panel. He said pro-Russia demonstrations at…

White House spokesman Jay Carney says there's strong evidence that some pro-Russian protesters who have taken over government buildings in eastern Ukraine were paid, and not local residents. He says escalation in Ukraine is the result of increased Russian pressure.