US Lines Up Russia Sanctions, Opposes Crimea Secession
March 6, 2014

Via AFP:

The United States on Thursday imposed visa bans and set the stage for wider sanctions against Russia, warning any move to split the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine would break international law.

"In 2014, we are well beyond the days when borders can be redrawn over the heads of democratic leaders," President Barack Obama declared at the White House.

The stern message was aimed at President Vladimir Putin over Russia's incursion into Ukraine, and came as Secretary of State John Kerry worked in Europe for a diplomatic way out of the worst East-West crisis in decades.

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