NATO head warns Russia of 'grave consequences' over Ukraine

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Posted: Apr 08, 2014 5:27 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - NATO's secretary-general warned Russia on Tuesday that if it were to encroach into eastern Ukraine there would be "grave consequences" for its relationship with the alliance.

"If Russia were to intervene further in Ukraine it would be a historic mistake," Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a news conference in Paris.

"It would have grave consequences for our relationship with Russia and would further isolate Russia internationally."

(Reporting By John Irish; editing by Mark John)