Ukraine Threatens Force Against Separatist Uprisings

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The unrest in Ukraine reached a boiling point earlier this week when pro-Russian demonstrators took over administrative buildings in several cities and announced plans for secession. Ukrainian officials, seeking a quick resolution, have threatened the use of force. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry blames the Russian government for the increase in upheavals, with reports of a buildup of 40,000 Russian troops along the Ukrainian border. Talks between Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union are scheduled for next week.


Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus and board senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Pulitzer Prize-winning former correspondent for the New York Times and author of "Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue Foreign Policy"

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press