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Swedish PM: Russian aggression is unacceptable

March 7th, 2014
03:27 PM ET

EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday for an emergency summit aimed at addressing the Ukrainian crisis.

Becky spoke to Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to find out how the talks went.

Reinfeldt said that Russia's "unacceptable aggression", is threatening European Union members and that a shift in Russian policy in the region is "potentially dangerous."

He also reiterated the importance of a coordinated response by the EU and the U.S. towards Russia.

The EU has called on direct negotiations between the governments of Ukraine and the Russian Federation to start within the next few days. Failing to do so will lead to sanctions including "travel bans and asset freezes” and the cancellation of an upcoming EU-Russia summit.

Text: U.S. paves way for sanctions over Ukraine, Europe threatens to do same


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