Obama, US congressional leaders to discuss Ukrainian crisis

3 April 2014 09:26

U.S. President Barack Obama is to meet with congressional leaders of both parties today to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
The White House said yesterday that the meeting is to take place in the Oval Office this evening evening, RFE/RL reports.
Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are to attend.
Obama will also update the congressional leaders on his visit to Europe last week.
The four-country trip was dominated by efforts to coordinate the West's response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Congress has sent Obama a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and sanctioning Russia for its annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea.