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Kerry: U.S. Considering Extra Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine

A picture shows a body of a Ukrainian serviceman in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve on February 20, 2015. Germany an
A picture shows a body of a Ukrainian serviceman in the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve on February 20, 2015. Germany and France demanded that a crumbling Ukraine truce be 'fully respected' even as pro-Russian rebels celebrated a battlefield victory in a strategic town and exchanged artillery fire elsewhere with government troops.AFP PHOTO/ ANDREY BORODULIN (Photo credit should read ANDREY BORODULIN/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday the United States and its allies were not prepared to play games with Russia and are discussing additional sanctions against Moscow over its role in eastern Ukraine, undermining a European-brokered truce.

"Russia has engaged in an absolutely brazen and cynical process over these last days," Kerry said as he began a meeting with British counterpart Philip Hammond.

"We are talking about additional sanctions, about additional efforts, and I'm confident over the next days people will make it clear that we are not going to play this game ... and be part of this kind of extraordinarily craven behavior."

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Alison Williams)

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