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Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence



Published: Wed, February 19, 2014 @ 5:24 p.m.

Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama today urged Ukraine to avoid violence against peaceful protesters or face consequences, as the United States considered joining European partners to impose sanctions aimed at ending deadly street clashes that are sparking fears of civil war. “There will be consequences if people step over the line,” Obama said shortly after landing in Mexico for a summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, as fires burned in central Kiev. “And that includes making sure that the Ukrainian military does not step in to what should be a set of issues that can be resolved by civilians.”


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