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Obama condemns Russian 'aggression' as he meets Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (c) waves to wellwishers gathered outside the White House as he arrives to meet with US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MLADEN ANTONOV

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned what he called Russian "aggression" in Ukraine as he welcomed President Petro Poroshenko to the White House.

He also praised the Ukrainian leader for his "difficult" move to offer limited self-rule to parts of his war-torn country's separatist east as part of a peace plan reached with Russia.

 

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