Obama: US, Nordic nations agree sanctions against Russia should continue

by Reuters
Friday, 13 May 2016 16:50 GMT

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that he and leaders from five Nordic nations agreed on the need to maintain sanctions against Russia.

During a summit meeting with the leaders of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland, Obama said the countries were united in their concern about Russia's "aggressive military presence" in the Nordic region.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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