With Ukraine on the Brink, Ambassador Power Warns Russia, Again, of ‘Sectoral’ Sanctions

April 13, 2014 | 8:44 PM EDT

With Ukraine hovering on the brink of open conflict allegedly instigated by Russian agents, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said Sunday that sanctions targeting sectors of the Russian economy “could be on the table.” Administration officials have made similar warnings more than a dozen times since the president signed an executive order 25 days ago, providing the authority for such “sectoral” sanctions.