Russia may respond to shooting from Ukraine – Lavrov

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MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia warned Friday it may respond if cross-border shooting from Ukraine continues, sharply raising tensions over the crisis a day after a Malaysian jet crashed in the country’s rebel-held east killing all 298 people aboard.

“We already warned that if this continues then we will take measures. At least if it is clear that this has been done deliberately I am convinced that such a firing position should be neutralised as a one-off measure,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossiya 24 state television.

“We have delivered a serious warning to our Ukrainian colleagues,” he was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

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