Obama summons world leaders for meeting on Ukraine

 

McClatchy Washington Bureau

With the crisis in Ukraine intensifying, President Obama today invited his counterparts from the seven largest industrialized countries to a meeting next week on the margins of a Nuclear Security Summit Obama will attend at The Hague.

The White House says Obama extended the invite to leaders of the G-7: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the European Union.

The G-7 members had already agreed to suspend preparations for the G-8 Summit in Sochi, Russia, as a rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin for his intervention in Crimea and National Security spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said the meeting will “focus on the situation in Ukraine and further steps that the G-7 may take to respond to developments and to support Ukraine.”

Obama is scheduled to attend the meeting Monday and Tuesday.

Read more Politics Wires stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category