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President Obama Speaks on the Situation in Ukraine

Summary: 
President Obama delivers a statement on the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

This afternoon, the President delivered a statement on the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

The United States has been clear that the Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future and that we stand for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, and democratic future of Ukraine. Today, the President reiterated those principles and stated that the United States will “continue to coordinate closely with our European allies, ... communicate directly with the Russian government, and ... keep all of you in the press corps and the American people informed as events develop."

Read his full remarks here.

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, Feb. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)