Obama says Russia has violated international law in Ukraine

Netanyahu listens to remarks by Obama as they sit down to meet in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that Russia has violated international law with its military intervention in Ukraine and warned that the U.S. government will look at a series of economic and diplomatic sanctions that would isolate Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to allow international monitors to mediate a deal in Ukraine acceptable to all Ukrainian people, Obama told reporters before he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The U.S. is weighing its response to Russia’s so far bloodless incursion into Crimea.

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