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Obama Assures U.S. Won't Take Military Action In Ukraine

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The president reiterated that Russia is "responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine," as the government has armed, trained and funded pro-Russia separatists in the region.

U.S. sanctions against Russia have been effective, Obama said, adding that further action by Russia "will only bring more consequences."

Obama will attend the NATO summit in Wales next week and will also separately meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.