U.S. condemns Putin move to annex Ukraine's Crimea region

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:25 GMT

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The United States condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's attempt on Tuesday to formally annex Ukraine's Crimea region and would not recognize Russia's move, the White House said.

"We would not recognize this attempted annexation," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters in a briefing. (Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott)

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