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Sunday, 09 March 2014 - 7:35
Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia not to annex Crimea
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The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy.

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Crimea is part of Ukraine, and Moscow should avoid military escalation.

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has been discussing the deepening crisis with world leaders.

It comes, as warning shots were fired as a team of international observers was turned back from entering Crimea.

 
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