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Kerry: Russian Acceptance of Crimean Referendum Would Be 'Backdoor' Annexation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russian acceptance of a Crimean referendum to break off from Ukraine and possibly join Russia would be an illegal "backdoor annexation."Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for six hours in London Friday in another effort to defuse the tensions in Crimea.If Sunday's vote passes and the Russian parliament ratifies it, Kerry said that would violate international law. He said it would fly in the face of every legitimate...

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