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US warns against Russian military intervention in Ukraine

The United States has warned Russia that it would be a "grave mistake" to embark on military intervention in Ukraine.

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Russia warns US over 'use of force' in Ukraine

A cross hangs near a barricade in Kiev's Independence Square February 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner

A source in the Russian foreign ministry has said US national security advisor Susan Rice should urge her own country, rather than Russia, to avoid the use of force in Ukraine.

The remarks come after Rice, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor, said that the possibility of Russia sending troops to the Ukraine would be a "grave mistake".

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