Transcript for Down to Wire in the Ukraine as Fear Mounts Over Crimea
news, New York. We head overseas, the clock ticking down in Ukraine. In the middle, the tiny region of crimea, where this weekend, where they cast to vote to Joi Russia. Powerful forces in motion across the globe. ABC's chief global correspondent Martha Raddatz joining me now. Diane by this time Sunday, the people of crimea may have voted themselves into Russia's arms. Today, secretary of state John Kerry spent six hours in meetings with his Russian counterpart urging him to move the troops already in crimea back, but the Russians said no, Kerry's threat, sanctions. But the bigger fear is that, if the Russians get crimea, will they want more of Ukraine? As we speak, there are nearly 10,000 Russian troops staging exercises on the border of Ukraine, firing weapons, dropping paratroopers. Ukraine have just under 100,000. Tonight, the neighbors are increasingly worried about what happens next. Russia has said that it does not intend to invade Ukraine. Things are getting more serious by the hour. Thank you, Martha Raddatz.
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