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  • Kerry condemns Russian moves in Crimea while Putin stays defiant

    03/04/2014 9:27:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | March 4, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark. Diana Magnay and Phil Black
    Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of making up reasons for intervention in Ukraine, saying Tuesday that "not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims." "Russia has talked about Russian-speaking citizens being under siege. They're not," he said while on a visit to Kiev. He condemned what he called Russia's aggression in Crimea and urged the country to withdraw its troops. "We would like to see this de-escalated. We're not looking for some major confrontation," he said, while still promising sanctions on Russia if it refuses to step back....