By  on March 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama broadened U.S. sanctions against Russia on Thursday, targeting additional senior Russian officials and a large bank, while threatening to impose new sanctions on “key sectors of the Russian economy” if the country continues to escalate its incursion into Ukraine.

On the trade front, senior administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reporters Thursday, said there are growing concerns about reports on the ground that Russia has imposed an illegal trade embargo against Ukrainian goods imports.

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