Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, US President Barack Obama said that world leaders “will have the chance to see what Mr. Putin does over the next 2,3.4 weeks and if he remains on the current course, we have already indicated the kinds of actions that we are prepared to take.”
“Mr. Putin must seize this moment, recognise Poroshenko is the legitimate leader of Ukraine, seize the support of separatists and the flow of arms, work with Ukraine to engage those in the east during this process of constitution and economic reform. If Mr. Putin takes those steps, it is possible for us to begin to rebuild trust between Russia, its neighbors and Europe. Should it fail to do so though, there will be additional consequences.” Obama added.