President Barack Obama has warned the Russian President Putin against the consequences of any sort of military intervention in Ukraine. He said he was deeply concerned by reports of Russian military movements near the Ukrainian-Russian border.
The statement came after Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of deploying troops to the Ukrainian region of Crimea and trying to provoke Kiev into an “armed conflict”. Crimea’s pro-Moscow prime minister has asked Russian authorities for help in maintaining peace in the region.
Serhiy Aksyonov said in a statement. “I appeal to the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, to provide assistance in ensuring peace and tranquillity on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”