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Obama asks G7, EU to meet on Ukraine

WASHINGTON--U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a G-7 summit next week to discuss the escalating showdown with Russia over Crimea.

The White House said Obama asked fellow leaders of the grouping — minus G-8 member Russia — to join him in the Hague, where he will be attending a nuclear security summit, to discuss the crisis and how to support Ukraine.

“The United States and the other members of the G-7 have already suspended our preparations for the G-8 Summit in Sochi,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

“Today President Obama invited his counterparts from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the EU to a meeting of G-7 leaders next week on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.

“The meeting will focus on the situation in Ukraine and further steps that the G-7 may take to respond to developments and to support Ukraine.”

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