Obama national security team meets on Ukraine options

Ukrainian activists gather outside the White House on March 1, 2014 in WashingtonUS President Barack Obama’s national security team met Saturday to weigh policy options after Russia’s parliament endorsed military action in Ukraine. Obama’s team met at the White House to consider options and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by telephone with Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, as Washington tried to keep pace with the fast escalating crisis in Ukraine and Crimea.

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