Travel Pool Report: Readout of today’s meeting with Ukraine, UK, Germany, France and Italy

Per White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes:

President Obama met with the leaders of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Ukraine. President Obama and his European counterparts expressed solidarity with Ukraine, and pledged their continued support for its democracy. The leaders reiterated their condemnation of Russia’s continued flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and agreed on the need for Russia to face increased costs for its actions. The leaders also expressed their strong support for President Poroshenko’s efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

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