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    Actions on Ukraine by the EU Foreign Affairs Council

    July 22: Council agreed to accelerate preparation of additional sanctions agreed upon at the European Council on July 16, and to introduce a package of additional restrictive measures – including access to capital markets; defense; dual use goods; and sensitive technologies...

  • President Barack Obama and President bronislaw Komorowski

    President Obama's Call with President Komorowski

    July 21: 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.

  • President Barack Obama

    Statement on the Situation in Ukraine and Gaza

    July 21: "If Russia continues to violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and to back these separatists, and these separatists become more and more dangerous and now are risks not simply to the people inside of Ukraine but the broader international community, then Russia will only further isolate itself... "

  • Secretary John Kerry

    Sec. Kerry: “What’s happening is grotesque”

    July 20: "What’s happening is really grotesque and it is contrary to everything that President Putin and Russia said that they would do. There are reports of drunken separatist soldiers unceremoniously piling bodies into trucks, removing both bodies as well as evidence from the site."

  • White House

    Evidence Flight MH17 Downed by Separatists

    July 20: The United States government assesses 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.

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    Lack of Access at Crash Site of MH17

    July 20: Statement By Jen Psaki, Department of State Spokesperson: "It is critical that there be a full, credible, and unimpeded international investigation as quickly as possible."

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