Obama: Russia Acting 'Out of Weakness' on Ukraine
U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia was acting "out of weakness" and not strength in its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
In comments to reporters following a nuclear summit in The Hague Tuesday, Mr. Obama said the international community would never recognize Russia's takeover of Crimea, but he said a military response from the West was unlikely.
The U.S. leader said Washington is still concerned about "further encroachment" into Ukraine by Russia.
On Monday, leaders from the U.S. Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan said they were suspending their participation with Russia in the G8, until Moscow "changes course."
Russian news agencies quote a Kremlin spokesman as saying Russia is ready for and interested in continuing contacts with its fellow G8 countries.
Also Tuesday, Ukrainian marines began leaving Crimea by the busload as Russian forces took control of the last remaining military base under Ukrainian control.
澳大利亚海事安全局星期三也说，搜索飞机又发现了三个物体。 海事安全局在推特上说， 这些飘浮物“可能是绳子”和“一个蓝色物体”。
122 Objects Spotted in Search for Malaysia Jet
Malaysia says newly analyzed satellite images show 122 possible objects that could be parts of a missing Malaysian airliner in the Indian Ocean.
Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters Wednesday the potential debris was located in French satellite photos taken on March 23.
"Some objects were a meter in length, others were up to 23 meters in length. Some of the objects appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid material. The objects were located approximately 2,557 kilometers from Perth."
While stressing it is not yet confirmed the objects are parts of the missing aircraft, he said the development represents "another new lead" in the investigation.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority also said Wednesday its search planes spotted three more objects in the area. On Twitter, the AMSA described the objects as "likely rope" and "a blue object."
The authority said none of the debris was relocated on further passes and that nothing was distinctive of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
The news came as the search for the plane resumed, following a 24-hour delay because of bad weather. At least 12 planes and two ships from several are currently involved in the search.