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From youtube.com/watch?v=aNoiYpOKnqs: President Obama Speaks in Belgium about the importance of Europe staying united in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
President Obama Speaks in Belgium about the importance of Europe staying united in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
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President Barack Obama left Washington Monday night for a four-day trip to Europe, where he will seek to intensify the campaign against Russia that began with the US-backed and fascist-led coup in Ukraine in February. The trip will include Obama's first face-to-face meeting with Petro O. Poroshenko, the billionaire oligarch who is to be inaugurated as the new president of Ukraine on June 7.

Obama meets Tuesday in Warsaw with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk, then with a group of Eastern European officials, including representatives from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia. The following day he has a one-on-one session with Poroshenko.

The US president will also meet with American airmen deployed at a Polish air base and he will give a public speech marking the 25th anniversary of the first elections held after the collapse of the Stalinist regime in Poland.

Press reports suggest that Obama and Poroshenko will discuss direct US military aid to help the Kiev regime in its campaign to suppress opposition groups in eastern Ukraine, populated mainly by Russian speakers hostile to the ultra-right Ukrainian nationalists who now control the country's government.

Washington has so far limited its aid to "nonlethal" supplies, including military rations, but may well use the May 25 presidential election -- largely boycotted in the eastern third of the country -- as the pretext for escalating its intervention in the Ukraine crisis by supplying weapons and ammunition as well as providing military training.

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