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US warns Russia 'costs will rise' unless peace deal agreed

The White House said President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call to agree to a peace deal.

"If Russia continues its aggressive actions in Ukraine, including by sending troops, weapons, and financing to support the separatists, the costs for Russia will rise," the White House statement added.

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Obama: Russia 'violated almost every commitment'

US President Barack Obama has said it was clear Russia "violated just about every commitment they made" in the Minsk agreement over the situation in eastern Ukraine.

US President Barack Obama addresses journalists at the White House. Credit: RTV

"But Russian aggression has only reinforced the unity of the United States, Germany and our allies and partners around the world", Obama added.

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