Hirunews Logo
West+warns+Russia+ahead+of+%27illegal%27+east+Ukraine+referendums
Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 13:27
West warns Russia ahead of 'illegal' east Ukraine referendums
26

Shares
3,131

Views
France and Germany threatened Russia with "consequences" if Moscow disrupts Ukrainian presidential elections later this month, stepping up diplomatic pressure on the eve of "illegal" referendums the West fears will split the country apart.

In a joint statement, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also urged Ukraine's security forces to stop their offensive on rebel-held positions in the run-up to the planned May 25th presidential part.

The warnings suggested the West might soon move to broaden its sanctions regime to include whole sections of the recession-threatened Russian economy.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
703 Views
1,361 Views
1,650 Views
38,784 Views
1,452 Views
39,827 Views
Top