Agence France-PresseApril 17, 2014 17:05
US President Barack Obama said Thursday he could not be sure if a surprise deal on Ukraine reached by Russia, Kiev and the West would work, signalling possible new sanctions against Moscow if it falls through.
"I don't think we can be sure of anything at this point. I think there is the possibility, the prospect, that the diplomacy may de-escalate the situation," Obama told reporters after four-way crisis talks in Geneva.
"We have put in place additional consequences that we can impose on the Russians if we do not see actual improvement of the situation."