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Members of Congress call for Putin to halt intervention in Ukraine
Members of Congress call for Putin to halt intervention in Ukraine

Temporarily setting aside the usual partisan sniping, lawmakers in Congress turned their sights Friday on Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on Moscow to end the separatist conflict in the aftermath of the Malaysian jetliner disaster. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Russia must bring about a cease-fire to allow investigators into the region. "The only thing holding it up is cooperation from Russia," Royce said Friday on CNBC. "Those separatists take their orders and get their weapons, most of their weapons, from Russia. Russia needs to cooperate now." Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the...