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Lord Ashdown: Russia has made a 'very stupid move'

The former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown has called the Russian occupation of Crimea a "very stupid move."

The special forces veteran claimed Russia was a weak state and international action would cost the country heavily.

Speaking with BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, Lord Ashdown said: "I think we're a mistake away from conflict."

"If the West acts together... there will be a heavy price to pay for what Russia has done."

  • 03 Mar 2014
  • From the section Europe
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