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Obama to consult key European leaders on Russia sanctions

Published on Apr 25, 2014 8:45 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - United States President Barack Obama said he would consult key European leaders later on Friday on the failed agreement to ease tensions in Ukraine and on imposing new sanctions against Russia.

Mr Obama said in Seoul that he wanted to coordinate a united approach with Western United States allies, after Washington concluded that Russia had done nothing to implement the deal reached in Geneva last week.

"I will be talking to the Europeans, not all of them, but some key European leaders again this evening, making sure they share my assessment in terms of what has happened since the Geneva talks," Mr Obama said at a press conference in Seoul.

The President said Washington had already lined up further targeted sanctions against Russia "that are ready to go".

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