Obama, Allies Plan ‘new Measures’ Against Russia

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July 28, 2014 AT 11:36 AM
President Barack Obama and the four major U.S. allies in Europe intend to adopt "new measures" against Russia over the fighting in Ukraine, the French president's office said. Obama spoke with the leaders of France, the U.K., Germany and Italy by telephone today, as the Ukrainian government made further advances in the eastern part of the country against pro-Russian rebels. A spokesman for the separatists said their leader had traveled to Moscow for an unspecified period. According to a statement from President Francois Hollande's office in Paris, "Despite numerous appeals to President Putin, Russia has not effectively put pressure on the separatists to force them to negotiate, and has not taken the concrete steps asked of it to control the Ukraine- Russia border."