The representative of the White House noted that it is also possible to expand the sanctions already imposed.

The United States is considering various options for new sanctions restrictions against Russia, White House spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said.

She noted that it is also possible to expand the sanctions already imposed and tighten them.

“We will continue to exert sanctions pressure and do not expect that the options for new restrictions will run out in the near future,” Bedingfield said.

The White House spokeswoman did not specify what specific measures could be taken against Russia. However, according to her, the U.S. authorities continue to explore various options for new sanctions.

Earlier, the leaders of Great Britain, Italy, the USA, France and Germany discussed the situation in Ukraine by phone. They said they would not change their approach to Russia and would continue the sanctions pressure on it.