US warns Russia of 'additional consequences' over Ukraine




 
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April 13th, 2014  
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Topic: US warns Russia of 'additional consequences' over Ukraine


Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia of "additional consequences" if it fails to pull its troops back from the Ukraine border, as Kiev accused Moscow of aggression in its restive east. During a telephone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Kerry "made clear that if Russia did not take steps to de-escalate in eastern Ukraine and move its troops back from Ukraine's border, there would be additional consequences", a senior State Department official said. A first wave of US sanctions unveiled in March blacklisted officials and businesspeople close to Russian President Vladimir Putin to protest at Moscow's takeover of Crimea.




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