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Obama threatens additional sanctions if Russia enters Ukraine

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SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. and Europe are laying the groundwork to sanction broad sections of Russia’s economy if Moscow invades eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said today during a stop on his overseas trip to Asia, even as he acknowledged those sanctions may fail to deter Vladimir Putin. So far, the U.S. has slapped sanctions on individuals but hasn’t targeted entire economic sectors, such as Russia’s critical energy sector.

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