Secretary of State John Kerry said repeatedly Sunday morning that “all options are on the table” as the U.S. determines how to respond to Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.
“The United States is currently considering all options,” Kerry told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos while appearing on “This Week.”
“The hope of the U.S. and everybody in the world is not to see this escalate into a military confrontation,” Kerry later added.
The Secretary of State instead suggested economic sanctions against Moscow would be a more likely step, saying he was “absolutely” willing to take such action.
“It may well come that we will have to engage in that kind of activity,” Kerry said.