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Obama gives assurances to Ukraine's acting prime minister
Obama gives assurances to Ukraine's acting prime minister

WASHINGTON — President Obama assured acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk on Wednesday that Russia would suffer significant consequences if it stayed on its military path toward Ukraine, a threat the Pentagon bolstered by acknowledging plans to fortify the U.S. military presence in the region. Speaking in the Oval Office on Wednesday with Yatsenyuk at his side, Obama vowed that the U.S. and other countries would be "forced to apply a cost" to Russia if President Vladimir Putin didn't loosen his grip on Ukraine's Crimea region. "There's another path available, and we hope that President Putin is willing to seize that path," Obama...

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