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Obama: Russia will see in time 'brute force' can't win

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Palace of Fine Arts - BOZAR) in Brussels on March 26, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB)

BRUSSELS: US President Barack Obama urged the West to remain united in its response to Moscow's takeover of Crimea, saying Wednesday that "with time" Russians will realise that "brute force" cannot win.

"With time, so long as we remain united, the Russian people will recognize that they cannot achieve security, prosperity and the status they seek through brute force. And that's why throughout this crisis we will combine our substantial pressure on Russia with an open door for diplomacy," Obama said in a key speech.

 

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