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Kerry In Kiev: 'Nothing Strong' About How Russia Is Acting

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March 04, 2014 AT 7:53 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Ukraine on Tuesday and condemned Russia’s use of “aggression and intimidation as a first resort” in its takeover of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Kerry also accused the Russian government of spreading lies about the crisis, including that ethnic Russians living in Ukraine are under threat and that the streets of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, are dangerous and rife with looting. Otherwise, he said, the United States and partners would keep taking steps to isolate Russia politically, diplomatically and economically. “We should not see nations step backward to behave in 19th- or 20th-century fashion.