John Kerry warned Russia of serious repercussions to take place on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance.
U.S. and European officials argue that Moscow is orchestrating the referendum and waging an intimidation campaign with thousands of Russian troops controlling the region. If Russian-backed lawmakers in Crimea go through with the Sunday referendum, Kerry said the U.S. and its European allies will not recognize it as legitimate under international law.
Kerry reportedly said, carefully, that “we have contingencies – we are talking through various options that may or may not be available.” And, “Our hope is not to create hysteria or excessive concern about that at this point in time,” he said. “Our hope is to avoid that, but there’s no telling that we can.”
Sounds like Obama is going to get his war; this situation must be watched closely!advertisement - story continues below
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