U.S.'s Rice: skeptical about Russia assurances on troop movement

WASHINGTON Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:15pm EDT

White House national security adviser Susan Rice and spokesman Jay Carney (R) address reporters in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington March 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

White House national security adviser Susan Rice and spokesman Jay Carney (R) address reporters in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington March 21, 2014.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser Susan Rice said on Friday the United States is skeptical of Russian assurances that troop movements on the Ukraine border are no more than military exercises.

"We have indeed been taking note of developments along Ukraine's border, including the Russian border," Rice told reporters.

"The Russians have stated that they are intending military exercises," she added. "Obviously given their past practice and the gap between what they have said and what they have done, we are watching it with skepticism."

(Reporting By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Comments (15)
sabrefencer wrote:
The west is pathetically weak…Putin knows this…Putins’ noose is slowly closing, around the neck of the rest of the Ukraine. Hope the people of the Ukraine, are taking steps to prepare for the invasion, that likely will come very soon, if nothing changes…

Mar 21, 2014 2:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:
Is this the same lady that told us Benghazi was caused by a youtube video? Military exercises can be defined in a lot of ways. Don’t trust Putin though.

Mar 21, 2014 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:
The same Condoleeza Rice who knew better than the UN inspectors about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq….. has some foreign policy advice. Now that’s rich.

That whole administration needs to fade away quietly. Maybe they could join Cheney in his heart-monitor-bunker.

Mar 21, 2014 5:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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