Obama places economic sanctions on Russia & waits for Russia's next steps

Obama places economic sanctions on Russia & waits for Russia's next steps
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POSTED: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:04am

Today Russia's President is expected to tell lawmakers there that Russia should take over Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

Also today, Vice President Biden is in Poland reassuring our allies that they won't be next.

Just this morning we learned that Japan is joining the U.S. and Europe imposing sanctions on Russia, but Russia's president has been defiant. Today we may see how far he'll go.

Russian President Vladmir Putin signed off on Crimea declaring itself an independent state.

Today, we wait to see if he'll direct his own parliament to annex the region.

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