NATO head warns Russia of 'grave consequences' over Ukraine

PARIS Tue Apr 8, 2014 5:27am EDT

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses a news conference during a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen addresses a news conference during a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels April 1, 2014.

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PARIS (Reuters) - NATO's secretary-general warned Russia on Tuesday that if it were to encroach into eastern Ukraine there would be "grave consequences" for its relationship with the alliance.

"If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake," Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a news conference in Paris.

"It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally."

(Reporting By John Irish; editing by Mark John)

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Comments (2)
seafloor wrote:
blah blah blah, I get sick to be governed by morons. Certainly the pro russian oligarchs in the Ukraine spin their wheels and watch relaxed how their hopes are dashed. It’s enough of stupidity. These not even half intelligent pricks are not qualified to take any responsibility and they will never be.

Apr 08, 2014 5:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Alex9063 wrote:
Like I have said before, Zsar Putin wants to be like Lenin and the other soviet leaders and re-establish the old soviet footprint that was disbanded communism fell.
EU, either give it up or be cold this winter when Russia cuts off your gas supply, US will not help, they are to war weary and weak now to even be a believable threat anymore.
Russia and China are the new superpowers and Ukraine is seen by Putin as Russia property already, its just a matter of time and nothing anyone can, or will, do about it.
You think sanctions work? Look at N. Korea. How long have they been under sanctions and still a threat?

Apr 08, 2014 6:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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