[The New York Times] Times Minute 3/14/14 | High Tension in…

[The New York Times] Times Minute 3/14/14 | High Tension in Crimea

Crimea prepares for Sunday’s referendum. The mood in the ground, last-minute diplomacy, and the question of Putin’s next move.

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“We don’t have a common vision of the situation,” Mr. Lavrov said during his appearance after the talks, which he nonetheless called helpful in clarifying the seemingly intractable positions. “Our differences remain.”

In Washington, President Obama again warned Russia against further escalation. “We continue to hope for a diplomatic outcome,” he told reporters even as Mr. Kerry and Mr. Lavrov were meeting. But he added, “there will be consequences” if Ukraine’s sovereignty is violated.

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