Tuesday, March 4
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is offering roughly one-billion dollars in energy loan guarantees to Ukraine. Obama said the U.S. and allies will continue working on additional assistance to Ukraine's new government. He also vowed to ensure that the rights of all Ukrainians are upheld and insisted that they should be able to decide their own future. Obama noted that the international community has condemned Russia's military invasion of Ukraine's Crimean region. The President said there are growing suggestions that Russia has violated international law.