U.S. President Barack Obama finishes delivering a statement on the situation in Ukraine, in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Presidents Francois Hollande of France and Barack Obama of the United States on Saturday warned of "new measures" against Russia if it fails to move on defusing the crisis in Ukraine, the French presidency said.The months-long crisis in Ukraine, which resulted in the ouster last month of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, has worsened since the Crimean parliament's decision Thursday to secede from Ukraine and stage a March 16 referendum on joining Russia.Ukraine also said there were now 30,000 Russian soldiers in Crimea -- 5,000 more than the contingent allowed under an existing agreement with Kiev.
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