Obama: Russian Incursion in Ukraine Violates Law

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March 12 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Barack Obama called Russia’s incursion into Crimea a violation of international law and told Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that the U.S. stands with Ukraine to protect its sovereignty and territory. (Source: Bloomberg)

Ukraine faces at the moment, however, is the threat to his territorial integrity and sovereignty.

We have been very clear we consider the russian incursion into prime yeah -- crimea to be a violation of international law.

Of international agreements of which russia is a signatory.

And the violation of the integrity and sovereignty of the utah greg -- of the ukraine.

We have been firm in saying that we will stand with the ukraine and the ukrainian people in ensuring that their integrity and sovereignty is maintained.

I think we all right denies that there are distorts times between russia and the ukraine and the prime minister would be the first one to it knowledge that.

The prime minister and the current government in kiev has recognized and has communicated directly to the russian federation their desire to try to manage through this process diplomatically.

But what the prime minister has rightly insisted on is that we cannot have a country outside ukraine dictate to them how they should arrange their affairs.

And that there is a constitutional process in place and specific elections that they

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