• Looking at coordination with European partners
  • Could compliment an IMF lending program

A state dept official quoted on Rtrs

And so the chess game over the Ukraine continues. According to Reuters also, French president Hollande was on the phone to Putin today to try and persuade him to back a peaceful political transition.

Maybe he decided that today would be a good day after Russia topped the winter olympics table. The mighty Canada could only finish 3rd to a rampant Norway while the UK came in a close 19th