(NBC News) Pro-Russian crowds and forces, who have reportedly been sent from Russia, are staking their claim tonight to more of Eastern Ukraine. In Washington, the Obama Administration has warned of further sanctions against Moscow, but has yet to implement them.
The Ukrainian Government's request for lethal aid from the United States has been denied by the Obama Administration because of the increasing prospects of a war between Ukraine and Russia.
The administration has, however, promised that further transgressions by Russia will not be tolerated.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that "Russia's provocations, further transgressions and provocations will come with a cost."
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