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Britain warns Russia against intervening in Ukraine

Published on Feb 23, 2014 8:27 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Russia should not intervene in the Ukraine crisis, Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Sunday, insisting it would not be in Moscow's interests to weigh in.

Speaking after Ukraine's parliament ousted President Viktor Yanukoych following a bloody end to three months of protests, Hague said there was a "moment of opportunity" for Ukraine but there were still "many dangers" ahead.

Hague said London was talking with Moscow and stressing that Ukraine becoming closer to the European Union was in Russia's interests too.

"It's very important for us to continue to try to persuade Russia that this need not be a zero sum game," Hague told BBC television.

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