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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 18:10
Putin warns West over restive Ukraine
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Russia and the United States stepped up their rhetoric over the spiralling crisis in Ukraine, as pro-Moscow militants shored up control of key buildings in the country's increasingly chaotic east.

President Vladimir Putin threatened that US sanctions against Moscow could harm Western energy interests in Russia, which the West blames for stoking the worst confrontation since the end of the Cold War.

US Secretary of State John Kerry hit back, urging Moscow to "leave Ukraine in peace" and vowing to "defend every single inch" of NATO territory.

 
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