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Russian President Vladimir Putin informed President Obama of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near the end of a telephone call about U.S. sanctions. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Christian Noboa of the Russia side Rubin Kazan challenges Artem Milevskiy (right) of Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev during their Group F Champions League soccer match in Kiev on Sept. 16, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Christian Noboa of the Russia side Rubin Kazan challenges Artem Milevskiy (right) of Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev during their Group F Champions League soccer match in Kiev on Sept. 16, 2009. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama enters the briefing room to speak about foreign policy and escalating sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrive to attend a Victory Day parade, which commemorates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 9, 2014. Russia marked the Victory Day on May 9 holding a military parade at Red Square in Moscow. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

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President Obama enters the White House briefing room Wednesday to announce a new series of sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The sanctions are aimed at Russian energy, financial and defense companies. (associated press)

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President Obama enters the White House briefing room Wednesday to announce a new series of sanctions against Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. The sanctions are aimed at Russian energy, financial and defense companies. (associated press)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, flanked by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, uses binocular as he watches military exercise near Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, on Sakhalin Island, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for an agreement signing ceremony at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, July 14, 2014. Putin is in Brazil to attend a presidential summit of the BRICS group of nations. He was in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday for the World Cup final and ceremonial handover of host duties for soccer's marquee tournament, which next takes place in Russia in 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Maria Sharapova of Russia looks dejected after losing a point to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, left, challenges Russia's Alexander Samedov during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin enters the Alexander Hall to attend a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin enters the Alexander Hall to attend a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, Pool)

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In this June 24, 2014, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Swiss President and OSCE chairperson in office Didier Burkhalter during talks with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE, in Vienna, Austria. The United States and its European allies are finalizing a package of sanctions on Russia's key economic sectors that could be levied as early as this week, though the package might be delayed because of positive signals from Putin, administration officials and others close to the decision-making said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during arrivals for the G-20 summit at the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty, a faceoff that could further strain U.S.-Moscow relations and dampen President Barack Obama's hopes to add deeper cuts in nuclear arsenals to his legacy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

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** FILE ** In this image made from video released by WikiLeaks on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden speaks during a presentation ceremony for the Sam Adams Award in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo)

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Belgium's Divock Origi, centre, celebrates with Belgium's Daniel Van Buyten, left, and Belgium's Axel Witsel, right, after Origi scored the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Belgium's Divock Origi, centre, celebrates with Belgium's Daniel Van Buyten, left, and Belgium's Axel Witsel, right, after Origi scored the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to speak at a navy parade marking Victory Day in Sevastopol, Crimea. Angry with the West's response over Ukraine, Russia is moving rapidly to bolster ties with North Korea in a diplomatic nose-thumbing that could complicate the U.S.-led effort to squeeze Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons program. Russia's proactive strategy in Asia- which also involves cozying up to China and had been dubbed "Putin's Pivot" - began years ago as Moscow's answer to Washington's much touted rebalancing of its military forces in the Pacific. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)