US prepares tough response for Russia over Ukraine

Ukraine's Ambassador to NATO Ihor Dolhov adjusts the microphones prior to speaking during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Sunday, March 2, 2014. NATO is called emergency talks on Sunday regarding the escalating crisis in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)WASHINGTON (AP) — Western powers on Sunday prepared a tough response to Russia’s military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, diplomatic isolation and bolstered allied defenses in Europe unless it retreats.

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