US warns Russia over military intervention

Friday, February 28, 2014

“I`ve made it clear that intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake”

“I`ve made it clear that intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake”

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov against military intervention in Ukraine. Kerry called Lavrov for the fourth time in seven days.

“I`ve made it clear that intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake,” said Kerry. “It would be completely contrary to Russian policies as stated now with respect to Libya, Syria, other places.”

Reports have emerged from Ukraine’s pro-Russia Crimean region of increased movement of Russia`s forces, which included armored vehicles and personnel. Russia docks part of its Black Sea Fleet at a naval base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol.

In a move that could potentially see Ukraine divided, Crimea`s Parliament voted Thursday to hold a referendum on potential independence.

“This is the tension that exists within Ukraine itself. There`s an East-West tension right within Ukraine,” said Kerry.

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