President Obama warns Russia of costs in Ukraine

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb, 22, 2014, file photo, a protester waves an EU flag at Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's country residence in Mezhyhirya, Ukraine. Ukrainians are getting an unfiltered look at the opulent lifestyle and alleged machinations of fugitive Yanukovych and his top officials from thousands of documents being posted online by journalists who say it’s more important to record their country’s history _ and document possible crimes _ than hold them back for their own scoops. Visitors to the website can browse what appear to be the expense payments for running the sprawling compound just outside Kiev that reportedly was the Yanukovych’s home. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning Russia there will be costs if Russia intervenes militarily in Ukraine.

Obama says the U.S. is deeply concerned by reports of military movements by Russia inside Ukraine. He says any violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would be destabilizing.

He says it would violate Russia’s commitment to respect Ukraine’s borders and would invite global condemnation.

Obama says the U.S. stands with the world community to affirm there will be costs for an intervention. Obama spoke at the White House late Friday.

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