Barack Obama addressed to the UN General Assembly. In his speech, US President stated that the USA can’t stand aside of Russian annexation of Crimea and ongoing aggression in the East of Ukraine.
"Think about Russian annexation of Crimea and aggression in the East of Ukraine. There is a long history between Russia and Ukraine. We can’t stand aside while this is happening in Ukraine. It is not the desire to return the Cold War. Russian media, under the influence of the state, may convey: "Here is the Cold War again". Because of the sanctions, economy falls, ruble falls, a wave of migration appears. If Russia followed the way of diplomacy, it would be better for Ukraine, Russia itself, the whole world. We don’t want to isolate Russia. We don’t want weak Russia", said Obama.
This day, Obama will meet Putin within the framework of the General Assembly session. The White House’s press office has announced, that the presidents will discuss situation in Ukraine and Syria.