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Obama Says U.S. Will Never Recognize Crimea’s Secession Vote
The U.S. and its Unions in Europe are announced against on Russia rules, including visa bans and potential Circulating asset freezes, on 16 march 2014, one day after Crimea’s vote to break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
President Obama says, Russian President Vladimir Putin on 15 march 2014 that Crimea’s vote “would never be recognized” by the United States, as he and other top U.S. officials warned Moscow against making further military moves toward southern and eastern Ukraine.
President Obama and Russian President spoke after occupant in Crimea voted overwhelmingly in favor of the split in a referendum that the United States, European Union and others violates the Ukrainian constitution and international law and took place in the strategic peninsula under force of Russian military intervention. Putin maintained that the vote was legal and consistent with the right of self-determination, according to the Kremlin.
But the reports of the White House, Obama recalls Putin that the U.S. and its allies in Europe would impose sanctions against Russia because it annex Crimea.
During the call, Cold War running between East and West, Obama urged Putin to pursue a diplomatic de-escalation of the crisis, and he supports the Ukraine government’s plans for political reform, return its troops in Crimea to their bases, and military buildups along Ukraine’s borders.
Obama warned Putin that “a diplomatic resolution cannot be achieved while Russian military forces continue their incursions into Ukrainian territory and large-scale Russian military exercises on Ukraine’s borders.
The White House denounced the vote saying “no decisions should be made about the future of Ukraine without the Ukrainian government” and noting that Russia had rejected the deployment of international monitors in Crimea to ensure the rights of ethnic Russians there were protected.
Ukraine’s new government in Kiev called the referendum a “circus” directed at gunpoint by Moscow, referring to the thousands of Russian troops in Sea peninsula after seizing it two weeks ago.
Russia has spurned those calls as well as outreach from the Ukrainian government and instead has escalated its military intervention into the Crimea and initiated threatening military exercises on Ukraine’s eastern border.
U.S. officials warned Russia that any moves on east and south, Ukraine would be a grave escalation requiring additional responses.
In a call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed “strong concerns” about Russian military activities in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, where Russian troops appeared on 14th march, and about “continuing provocations” in cities in eastern Ukraine, the State Department said.
Kerry made clear that this crisis can only be resolved politically and that as Ukrainians take the necessary political measures going forward, Russia must reciprocate by pulling forces back to base and addressing the tensions and concerns about military engagement.