US, Europeans Try To Rally Western Front Vs Russia

wochit politics
March 03, 2014 AT 1:16 PM
The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow. President Barack Obama labeled the Russian advance in Crimea a violation of international law.