U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jane Psaki said that Washington was considering sanctions against Ukraine.
"All policy options, including sanctions, are on the table, in our view, but obviously that still is being evaluated," said Psaki without specifying what kind of sanctions are meant.
State Department spokeswoman also noted that the United States authorities consider actions of the Ukrainian leadership as "unacceptable."
"We’re considering policy options. There obviously hasn’t been a decision made. Sanctions are included. But I am not going to outline more specifics," she said.
Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision of the Ukrainian leadership to disperse a protest in Kiev.
"The United States expresses its disgust with the decision of Ukrainian authorities to meet the peaceful protest in Kiev’s Maidan Square with riot police, bulldozers, and batons, rather than with respect for democratic rights and human dignity," said the politician.
According to Russia Today, U.S. Secretary of State seems to have forgotten that two years ago the U.S. Special Forces dispersed protesters' camps and arrested hundreds of activists of the movement Occupy Wall Street across the country, guided by local laws prohibiting the pavilions. Kerry also forgot how commandos acted cruelly, for example, in Auckland.
According to the American leadership, residents of Ukraine want the country to become "a European democratic state." Although it is known that in Ukraine, in addition to meetings in support of European integration, there are also actions against the policy of membership in the EU and NATO. Similar events have already taken place in Sevastopol, Simferopol and other, mainly eastern regions of the country.
It is worth noting that a number of experts, including Western ones, already called the American politicians' statements "the interference in the internal affairs of the country." Political scientists' bewilderment is also caused by an outright Western support for specific opposition forces in Ukraine, as well as significantly long staying in Kiev of prominent American and European politicians such as Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.
It is noteworthy that during the mass unrest in Kiev the country has been visited by Western political scientists who have certain amount of experience of participation in the "color" and the Arab revolutions.
Thus, according to the deputy head of the faction "Party of Regions" in the Verkhovna Rada, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleg Tsarev, events in Kiev largely developed on a pre-prepared script. As evidence, he cites data on the location of the famous coordinators and organizers of these "events".
We recall that mass opposition rally in Kiev and other Ukrainian regions began on November 21. Protests broke out after the process of preparations for signing of the Association Agreement with the EU was halted. European integration of Ukraine was to be arranged at the summit of Eastern Partnership in Vilnius.