'You must install the six border command centers around Ukraine as soon as possible, "she said, adding that NATO should become' spearhead that will allow us to move quickly to areas of conflict '.
'NATO is a defense organization. Our goal is to discourage countries from any aggression, but if this goal fails, we must be ready, "said Nuland.
She pointed out that sanctions already imposed by the US and the EU did not seek to punish Moscow Russian people, but to persuade President Vladimir Putin to change policy.
Victoria Nuland made these statements while Western countries and the EU is planning the establishment of new sanctions against Russia after the attacks last week against the city of Mariupol pro-Russians separatists, resulting in 30 deaths.
US diplomat called for compliance agreements in Minsk, signed in September last year, but remained a dead letter.
'After a week of severe violation of these agreements, we are forced - on both sides of the Atlantic - to evoke the need to increase the price we have to pay Russia', she said.
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