Referendum 'no different to Scotland', Crimea minister says

Crimea's new information minister has told ITV News that the planned referendum on Sunday is no different to the situation in Scotland and Catalonia.

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Russia warns sanctions 'would hit US like boomerang'

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry pictured together yesterday. Credit: Reuters

US sanctions against Moscow "would hit the United States like a boomerang", Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Mr Lavrov also warned Mr Kerry against "hasty and reckless steps" that could harm relations with Russia during a phone conversation.

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