He stated this onTuesday in New York during a press conference held after themeeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, respondingto a question what will the United States do if Russia were toinvade Ukraine.
"Needless to say, itwill not only be a violation of all international laws, but alsoextremely dangerous actions that will lead to a possibleinternational isolation and possible sanctions. Germany, France andother European countries will no doubt react to it. I believe itfor one reason - because it has not happened yet since PresidentPutin understands that the risk is extremely high," said Kerry.Asked about the strategic partnership between Ukraine and theUnited States, the Secretary of State said that Washington and Kyivare "partners and strategic allies now."
"We are working veryclosely, providing Ukraine with advice, materials, as well as othercountries doing the same. We are working to find political keys tobe able to provide the political process," he said.
In addition, Kerryconfirmed previously stated position regarding the legitimacy ofRussia's interests in Ukraine in terms of ethnic, historical,religious ties.
"This is all clear. Andwhat Ukraine wants now is the respect of its sovereignty," theSecretary of State said.
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