Obama Slams Russia Over Crimea

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles before delivering a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on March 26, 2014. Obama said Russia stood "alone" on the Ukraine crisis as he paid his first ever visit to European Union headquarters, cementing Western opposition to the takeover of Crimea.

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles before delivering a speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on March 26, 2014. Obama said Russia stood “alone” on the Ukraine crisis as he paid his first ever visit to European Union headquarters, cementing Western opposition to the takeover of Crimea.

The EU’s budget commissioners were at a cabinet meeting in Kiev on Wednesday. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseiny Yatsenyuk headed the meeting, where they spoke about allowing easier travel for Ukrainians to the rest of Europe as well as the financial issues the country is facing. Meanwhile the Crimea issue dominated talks as U.S. President Obama met with European Union leaders on Wednesday.┬áThe U.S. President also called for a greater NATO military presence in countries close to Russia.

CCTV’s Jack Barton reports.

How will trade be impacted between Russia and Ukraine after the absorption of Crimea? CCTV’s Natalie Feary reports from Moscow.

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