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USA: Russia harming its own 'stuck in the mud' economy - Obama01:10

USA: Russia harming its own 'stuck in the mud' economy - Obama

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April 18, 2014 at 22:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Russia harming its own 'stuck in the mud' economy - Obama

US president Barack Obama said that Russia's "actions" in Ukraine are having negative repercussions on the Russian economy, during a press conference held in Washington DC on Thursday.

Obama said that there are articles which demonstrate the degree "to which an economy that was already stuck in the mud is further deteriorating because of these actions."

He added that despite not wanting to harm the Russian economy, the USA will "uphold the basic principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity for all countries" and said that that there is a way for Ukraine to be independent, to be sovereign, and to have positive relationships with both the west and the east."

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USA: Russia harming its own 'stuck in the mud' economy - Obama

US president Barack Obama said that Russia's "actions" in Ukraine are having negative repercussions on the Russian economy, during a press conference held in Washington DC on Thursday.

Obama said that there are articles which demonstrate the degree "to which an economy that was already stuck in the mud is further deteriorating because of these actions."

He added that despite not wanting to harm the Russian economy, the USA will "uphold the basic principle of sovereignty and territorial integrity for all countries" and said that that there is a way for Ukraine to be independent, to be sovereign, and to have positive relationships with both the west and the east."

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