Skip to comments.Kerry condemns Russian moves in Crimea while Putin stays defiant
Posted on 03/04/2014 9:27:31 AM PST by Jim Robinson
Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of making up reasons for intervention in Ukraine, saying Tuesday that "not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims."
"Russia has talked about Russian-speaking citizens being under siege. They're not," he said while on a visit to Kiev.
He condemned what he called Russia's aggression in Crimea and urged the country to withdraw its troops.
"We would like to see this de-escalated. We're not looking for some major confrontation," he said, while still promising sanctions on Russia if it refuses to step back.
Kerry's comments came a few hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly defended his country's right to intervene in Ukraine.
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I read “Kerry condoms”in the title. Seriously.
I heard Russia has a new tourism slogan. “COME VISIT RUSSIA OR WE WILL VISIT YOU”
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