The Telegraph
Sunday , February 2 , 2014
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Angry words over Ukraine

Munich, Feb. 1 (Reuters): The US and Europe exchanged angry words with Russia today in a tug-of-war over Ukraine, with US, EU and Nato leaders saying Moscow must not strong-arm Kiev into an unpopular alliance.

At a Munich conference, US secretary of state John Kerry said the protesters believe “their futures do not have to lie with one country alone, and certainly not coerced”. But Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, hit back with the same charge. He said “political choice was preordained for Ukraine” when Nato offered Kiev potential membership of the alliance in 2008.