Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday warned that the situation in Ukraine could become increasingly unstable.
“This could be a very dangerous situation if this continues in a very provocative way. We have many options, like any nations do,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
However, Hagel said that the U.S. should remain focused on diplomacy for now.
“We’re trying to deal with a diplomatic focus. That’s the appropriate, responsible approach,” he said.
When asked if the U.S. had any military plans ready in case intervention was necessary, Hagel would not provide details.
“Well, we have plans for everything, all the time,” he answered.