Putin warns of consequences if Kiev uses army against people

Ukraine's actions 'very serious crime'

(ANSA) - Moscow, April 24 - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned of "consequences" if Kiev used the army against civilians, Russia's news agency Itar-Tass reports.
    Responding to reports that the Ukrainian army had moved to retake the separatist stronghold of Slovianks in eastern Ukraine, Putin said that "if Kiev's regime has really begun using the army against civilians in the country, then this is without a doubt a very serious crime against its population".
    "The operation against the Ukrainian people will have consequences for those taking these decisions in Kiev", Putin concluded.


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