1. Wide of White House briefing room with U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken walking up to podium ++MUTE++
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Blinken, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor:
"They agreed on the importance of coordinated sanctions measures on Russia for its continued transfer of arms, equipment and fighters into Eastern Ukraine, including since the crash, and to press Russia to end its efforts to destabilise the country, and instead choose a diplomatic path for resolving the crisis."
3. Wide of briefing room ++MUTE++
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Blinken, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor:
"The longer this goes on, there is the risk of further outrageous actions by the separatists or by Russia that deepen the international crisis. So there's a need to take further action now to convince Russia to change course and cease its efforts to destabilise Ukraine."
5. Wide of briefing room ++MUTE++
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Blinken, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor:
"We expect the European Union to take significant additional steps this week including in key sectors of the Russian economy. In turn and in full coordination with Europe, the United States will implement additional measures itself. Our purpose here again is not to punish Russia but to make clear that it must cease its support for the separatists and stop destabilising Ukraine."
7. Wide of briefing room ++MUTE++
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Blinken, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor:
"There is a way out: integrate Russia with the international economy, diversify away from fossil fuels, and play by the rules. That is still on offer. That is still a possibility. We would like nothing better than to resolve this crisis in Ukraine diplomatically. And that's now up to President Putin."
9. Wide of briefing room with Blinken walking away ++MUTE++
The White House said on Monday that it expected the European Union to impose new sanctions this week against Russia, including against key sectors of the Russian economy, and that the United States would also implement further measures.
"In full coordination with Europe, the United States will implement additional measures itself," deputy national security advisor Tony Blinken said.
"Our purpose here again is not to punish Russia but to make clear that it must cease its support for the separatists and stop destabilising Ukraine."
Blinken was addressing reporters in Washington, DC, after US President Barack Obama and European leaders conferred earlier on Monday about the next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.
The White House said Obama had a joint telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The West accuses separatists in eastern Ukraine of shooting down a passenger jet earlier this month, and blames Russia for supplying the rebels with the sophisticated ground-to-air missile system used in the downing of flight MH17.