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Interview: Obama Announces New Sanctions on Russia

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

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New sanctions for Russia, as the evidence became clear that Russia has continuing amassing troops along the Ukraine border, and supplying pro-Russian rebels inside the country. The newly announced penalties were broad in scope, targeting a couple energy firms, a pair of big banks, some arms firms, and a few more individuals.

Europe joined in the sanctions, but with a bit more restraint. The President specifically called out President Putin for not getting the message.

President Obama also spoke regarding Israel and Palestine, saying the U.S. would use all diplomatic resources to stop the ongoing missile engagement, indicating an intensity in that effort over the next 24 hours.

ABC News white house correspondent Ann Compton joined us to discuss.

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