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  • On the left: President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)On the right: People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Malaysia (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Statement by President Obama On Ukraine (July 18, 2014)

  • United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 18, 2014. Britain's U.N. Mission says it requested an emergency meeting after Thursday's downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, at the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine (July 18, 2014)

  • President Obama speaking in Wilmington, Delaware.

    President Obama on Plane Crash near Russia-Ukraine Border

  • Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, center, is flanked by Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet, left, and Assistant Treasury Secretary Daniel Glaser, right, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine Russia and developments in Ukraine, (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    U.S. officials testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 9 about Russia and Ukraine: Asst. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, Asst. Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet (L) and Asst. Secretary of the Treasury Daniel L. Glaser (R)

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  • Readout of the President’s Call with President Komorowski of Poland (July 21, 2014)

    President Obama spoke with Polish President Komorowski to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming NATO Summit in Wales. The two presidents exchanged views in advance of the meeting in Warsaw tomorrow of the leaders of nine NATO members from Central and Eastern Europe...   Full Text »

  • Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Abbott of Australia (July 20, 2014)

    President Obama spoke again with Australian Prime Minister Abbott to discuss Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The President and Prime Minister reiterated their agreement that there must be a prompt, full, unimpeded and transparent international investigation. The two leaders also agreed that Russia has a responsibility to use its extraordinary influence with the pro-Russian separatists who control the crash site to compel them to cooperate with international monitors and investigators. As strong allies, the President underscored that the U.S. will continue to support and coordinate closely with Australia as this issue moves forward. 

  • U.S. government assessment of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine (July 20, 2014)

    We assess that Flight MH17 was likely downed by a SA-11 surface-to-air missile from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. We base this judgment on several factors. Over the past month, we have detected an increasing amount of heavy weaponry to separatist fighters crossing the border from Russia into Ukraine.  Full Text »

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