Kerry Warns 'Serious Steps' if Crimea Votes to Join Russia
'Very serious steps' will be taken if referendum goes forward
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2014 11:01 AM CDT
John Kerry talks to journalists during a briefing with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, prior to a dinner at the U.S. Ambassador's Villa Taverna residence in Rome, Thursday, March 6, 2014.   (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

(Newser) – John Kerry is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tomorrow regarding the crisis in Crimea, and in advance of that meeting, Kerry offered a sternly-worded statement today, NBC News reports. If Crimea's planned referendum on whether to join Russia goes forward on Sunday and, based on Russia's response, there are no signs of "any capacity to be able to move forward and resolve this issue, there will be a very serious series of steps on Monday in Europe and here with respect to the options that are available to us," Kerry said, according to AFP.

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westword6
Mar 16, 2014 12:08 PM CDT
John Kerry could not piss his way out of a paper bag, and neither could his boss. I'm no particular fan of Nixon or Kissinger, but at least they had a coherent foreign policy, even if I disagreed with it. This gang doesn't know from moment to moment what it wants to do. All is does is react to the circumstances in front of it, like a confused rhinoceros.
rickydarlin
Mar 14, 2014 7:35 AM CDT
YOU GUYS NEED TO SHUT UP AND QUIT THREATENING PEOPLE
orlandojon
Mar 14, 2014 4:41 AM CDT
Kerry "walks softly", but carries no "big stick".