Top officials at White House meeting on Ukraine

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama’s statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blunt warning Friday to Moscow against military moves in the country’s southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama arrives to speak about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama’s statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blunt warning Friday to Moscow against military moves in the country’s southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is reviewing Russia’s military moves in Ukraine and trying to figure out how to respond.

There was a high-level meeting at the White House Saturday after Russia’s parliament gave President Vladimir Putin the military go-ahead to protect Russian interests in neighboring Ukraine.

Participants in the meeting included Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, CIA Director John Brennan, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that “there will be costs” for any military maneuvers that Russian undertook in Ukraine.

Associated Press

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