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Obama warns Russia of 'costs for military intervention in Ukraine'

Barack Obama is currently siding with Ukraine.
Barack Obama is currently siding with Ukraine.
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Barack Obama is currently warning Russia not to move into Ukraine. Despite not calling the current presence of troops in the Crimea region of Ukraine an “invasion” or an “intervention,” Obama is displeased there are troops there. According to a February 28 report by KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City, Obama said that any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty would be “deeply destabilizing.”

According to Ukrainian officials, Russian navy troops have invaded and occupied airports in the Crimea region of Ukraine. Despite their presence, the Ukrainian government remains in control.

At the time of publication, Barack Obama was standing on the side of Ukraine. He is “deeply concerned” about the military movements of Russian forces in Ukraine. At the moment, Obama believes that the Ukrainian people should have the “opportunity to determine their own future.”

Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to meet next week about the situation in both Ukraine and Syria during the Libya-summit in Rome. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, will also be in attendance.