Kerry condemns Ukraine referendum as ‘contrived and bogus’

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U.S. Secretary State John Kerry rejected efforts by pro-Russian forces to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine as “contrived and bogus” but he suggested that fresh sanctions against Russia now could be counterproductive.Kerry again cautioned Moscow that the U.S. would impose more powerful sanctions designed to hurt Russia’s economy if it tries to disrupt Ukraine’s presidential election set for May 25.He suggested, however, that moving too soon on tougher sanctions before diplomatic efforts have been fully explored could backfire.

For full report read …… http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/us-ukraine-crisis-usa-referendum-idUSBREA450Q020140506

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