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Tokyo Visit Overwhelmed by Ukraine Crisis Discussion

Cedar Rapids, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) - President Obama is condemning Russia for not living up to a deal reached in Geneva last week to ease tensions in Ukraine.

Right now, he is speaking in japan, saying further sanctions against Moscow are ready.

The president made the trip to japan to reaffirm the u-s' commitment to Asia,  but Ukraine Moscow tensions are taking over the talks.

On Tuesday, the country's interim government resumed an anti-terrorist operation against pro-Russian activists who continue to occupy government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

Russia's foreign minister has issued his strongest warning yet, saying Moscow could intervene if violence persists.

But president Obama says he's not backing down support.

As part of his four-nation trip, Obama heads to South Korea tomorrow before stops in Malaysia and the Philippines.   

 
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