U.S. warns Russia against annexing Crimea

Having failed to prevent a Russian-sponsored referendum in Crimea, the Obama administration and its European allies refocused their efforts Sunday on keeping Moscow from annexing the autonomous Ukrainian region and expanding its military moves into other parts of Ukraine.

In a telephone call to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin ”” his third in two weeks ”” President Obama said that the referendum “would never be recognized by the United States and the international community” and that “we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions,” the White House said.

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3 comments on “U.S. warns Russia against annexing Crimea

  1. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Putin is no doubt trembling in fear that Obama leading from behind will somehow get the EU to do anything except wet their pants, if that.

  2. ORNurseDude says:

    Thus far, the “costs” have consisted of the EU and US (who continues to lead from behind) threatening to hold their collective breath until both continents turn blue…which has been every bit as efficacious as the same threats I made to my mom when I was three

  3. Br. Michael says:

    Are they planning on doing any more useless acts? If I were Poland and the former Soviet enslaved countries I would plan on going nuclear as fast as possible, because the US and Europe sure won’t help you in a crunch.