Kerry Blames Russia of ‘19th Century Behavior’

World | March 3, 2014, Monday // 10:48| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Kerry Blames Russia of ‘19th Century Behavior’ US Secretary of State John Kerry. Photo by EPA/BGNES

US Secretary of State John Kerry has harshly condemned Russia’s deployment of troops in the autonomous Ukrainian region of Crimea.

Kerry called Russia’s actions “19th century behavior” and accused Moscow of using the pretext of protecting its citizens abroad to legitimize what is effectively an invasion of a sovereign country.

"There are all kinds of alternatives. But Russia has chosen this aggressive act which really puts in question Russia's role in the world, and Russia's willingness to be a modern nation and part of the G-8”, Kerry said on the American ABC network.

“All options are on the table. This is a time for diplomacy, and nobody wants to see things escalate”, he added.

The State Secretary revealed that sanctions may be used against Russia, which could include visa bans for officials, asset freezes, and isolation in the international community. World leaders have already expressed their intent to boycott the G-8 Summit in Sochi this June.

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: John Kerry, G-8 summit, Sochi, Russia, Crimea, Ukrainian All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria