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Obama: Washington, EU Prepared to Penalize Russia for Crimean Ballot

The United States and its European allies are expected to announce sanctions against Russia on Monday, one day after Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. U.S. President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Sunday that Washington and its "European partners are prepared to impose additional costs" on Moscow for backing a secession referendum in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.A White House statement called Sunday's referendum illegal and...

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