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Obama Expresses Concern on Ukraine

Obama Expresses Concern on Ukraine

President Barack Obama had an unscheduled speech this afternoon. He says he's deeply concerned about reports of Russian military deployments into the Crimean region of Ukraine.  

"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," warned the President.

Obama said the U.S. will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.  The President argued that the U.S. and its allies fully support Ukraine's sovereignty moving forward.  

"It would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the Ukrainian people.  It would be a clear violation of Russia's committment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of Ukraine." said Obama.

The situation inside Ukraine has been chaotic since before Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was stripped of power last week.  Yanukovich has fled to Russia, but still insists he's president.

President Obama said that there will be repercussions for Russia if its forces invaded Ukraine which seems is happening.

So now what?

Military expert John Ubaldi with the Ubaldi Reports says that is the question.

"Remember he said this about the red line in Syria and then kinda backpedalled," Ubaldi pointed out.

He said that President Obama isn't giving off the impression that he is any more serious about this conflict,

"...because as soon as he gave his speech he went, this evening, to a democratic fundraiser, a democratic rally."

Ubaldi also pointed out that the President never specified what he would do if the invasion occurred.

 

 

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