Kerry Warns Of 'Serious' Consequences If Referendum Proceeds

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March 13, 2014 AT 8:54 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry warned the U.S. and its allies will pursue a serious series of steps against Russia if a referendum on Crimea's status goes forward as planned this weekend. Kerry told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday that he spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that morning before the two top diplomats meet Friday in London. Kerry said he won't know how the situation will further develop until he meets with Lavrov in London tomorrow.