US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk during meetings in the Oval Office of the White House
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US President Barack Obama: 'We will stand with Ukraine'

Western leaders have stepped up pressure on Russia to abandon efforts to annex Ukraine's Crimea region or face sanctions.

President Obama said they "will be forced to apply costs" if Russia does not change course.

He was speaking after holding talks with Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Washington.

  • 12 Mar 2014
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