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Crimea: What will be the outcome of the Sunday’s referendum?

Crimea’s referendum starts this Sunday. President Obama was trying to ease the tension in Crimea. Prime Minister Yatsenyuk visited the Oval Office to discuss the possibility of “diplomatic efforts” on both countries.

Prime Minister Yatsenyuk visited the Oval Office and discuss the possibility of "diplomatic efforts" on both countries.
Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images
Prime Minister Yatsenyuk visited the Oval Office to discuss the possibility of "diplomatic efforts" on both countries
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

If the referendum pushes through this Sunday, the United States will never recognize it as this in violation with the international law. Mr. Obama warned Russia for possible consequences: Russian could face “cost” and blasted the “slapdash election” as one being done at “the barrel of a gun.”

Yatsenyuk said Ukraine will “never surrender” in the fight over its territory “Ukraine is and will be part of the Western world” Yatsenyuk said in English.

“Nothing justifies a military intervention that the world has witnessed,” Kerry told the House panel on Wednesday morning.

He said he would travel Thursday evening to London in order to meet Friday with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, and present a series of “choices” for Russian government.

Kerry added: “we will do what we have to do if Russia cannot find a way to make the right choices here.”

What would be the repercussion if and when Russia will use force against Ukraine? What would be the role of the G7 leaders and that includes the United States of America?