Bloomberg cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin:

An hour before President Obama announced the new sanctions, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, appeared at an event in Washington hosted by the Atlantic Council. During a talk that lasted about 40 minutes and a brief press conference that followed, Klimkin discussed the situation in Ukraine and the talks he’s had while in Washington with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Klimkin repeatedly referenced the future path for Ukraine as being “democratic and European.” Klimkin called the violence in Ukraine the worst security threat facing the world since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. He stressed that the rebels in eastern Ukraine are being led and trained by a number of mainly Russian citizens with links to Russian special forces. “It is essentially an undeclared war.”

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