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Russia slams Kerry's 'unacceptable' threats over Ukraine

Published on Mar 3, 2014 10:53 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday that warnings by United States Secretary of State John Kerry over Russian military intervention in Ukraine were "unacceptable" threats.

"We consider the threats against Russia made in a series of public statements by US Secretary of State John Kerry over the latest events in Ukraine and in Crimea to be unacceptable," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on its website.

Moscow accused Kerry of relying on "Cold War cliches", saying that he had not bothered to understand the complex processes taking place in Ukrainian society.

Kerry failed to "objectively assess the situation that is continuing to deteriorate after the forcible seizure of power in Kiev by radical extremists," the ministry said.

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