As hostilities flare in Crimea, U.S. steps up pressure on Russia

Hostilities intensified in Crimea on Saturday as Ukrainian officials accused pro-Russian forces of armed aggression and President Barack Obama rounded up world leaders to demand Russia “de-escalate the situation.”

Obama called British, French and Italian leaders and hosted a conference call with the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the White House said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/08/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html

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