Kerry urges all parties not to inflame situation in Ukraine
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 01:01
Feb. 28 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urges all parties in Ukraine to avoid ''any steps'' that could be misunderstood, or lead to ''misevaluation.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling in all parties in Ukraine not to inflame the situation.
"We encourage all parties to avoid any steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to misevaluation or do anything other than to work to bring peace and stability and peaceful transition within the governing process of Ukraine," Kerry said.
Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region of Ukraine on Friday in what the new Ukrainian leadership described as an invasion and occupation by Moscow's forces.
More than 10 Russian military helicopters flew into Ukrainian airspace on Friday over Crimea, Kiev's border guard service said, accusing Russian servicemen of blockading one of its units in the port city of Sevastopol, where part of Moscow's Black Sea fleet is based.
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