US warns Russia against escalating conflict in Ukraine

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

March 3, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Obama administration warns Moscow that it would directly hold the country responsible for any threats to Ukraine’s navy.

Although the US State Department did not elaborate on potential consequences for Russia, US officials say any Russian threat to Ukraine’s navy would be a dangerous escalation of an already extremely tense situation.

For now the State Department says they could not confirm if Russia had in fact made such threats.

The United States and its allies are considering sanctions on Moscow.

Secretary of State John Kerry says world leaders are prepared to make sure to isolate Russia with respect to this invasion.

But not many Americans want the US to get involved in policing the political problems in Ukraine.

In a new poll by Huffington Post and yougov, only 18 percent of Americans say the United States has a responsibility to protect Ukraine in case of a Russian invasion.

Forty-six percent say the US should not get involved.

Meantime, President Obama is getting slammed by his GOP opponents.

Republican Sen. John McCain says Russia’s use of military force in Ukraine is the result of weak foreign policy by the White House.

McCain criticized President Obama’s foreign policy as the reason “nobody believes in America’s strength anymore.”

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  • Delia
    3 March 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Now Obama will bow before Putin, Putin is taking over Iran and Iraq, Putin sends warship to Cuba and Obama is busy thinking where to golf or is busy at his bathouse with his gay partner.

    Putin now controls: Iraqi oil, Iranian oil, Russian oil, Venezuelan oil, Ukrainian oil and natural gas. China calls in our debt. America is in deep trouble . Obama has this Country in decline and headed for destruction. China is in support with Putin . Next up, China takes over Taiwan and Philippines , Russia will support China as well . Obama got this country so weak , the rest of the world are laughing at him.

    • PAWS
      4 March 2014 at 4:44 am - Reply

      @Delia …you are so delusional…where do you get your info and sources? instead you should go back in the Philippines and preach BS AQUINO with your words, what a nuisance you are, fix your disorder!

      • Delia
        4 March 2014 at 6:53 am - Reply

        @Paws , Your supreme ignorance on display. Argumentum ad Hominem

  • Peter
    4 March 2014 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Obama’s advisers, Victoria Nuland, Susan Rice, US Ambassador Pyatt were instrumental in staging distabilization campaign, which led to Ukrainian uprising, that caused the overthrow on the elected President and force to flee from Kiev. Obama succeeded in Tunisia, Eqypt, Libya, now Ukraine. Putin will not just give away Ukraine, it is the breadbasket of Russia. Putin a former KGB head, vs Obama, street organizer .we will see, will Putin retaliate by putting additional missiles in Cuba and border of Alaska/North Pole.?.

    • Delia
      4 March 2014 at 6:47 am - Reply

      @Peter, that is indeed true , Putin has more experience as KGB leader than Obama the Community Organizer or rather Street gang organizer .

      When Putin speaks, tanks roll. When Obama speak, ink flows. Asymmetry at its finest.