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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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Russian Interior Ministry troopers give a training exhibition during a celebration of 197th anniversary of creation of Interior Ministry Forces in Ashukino, Russia, Thursday, March 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Russia's Maria Sharapova clenches her fist after scoring a point during the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

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Russia's Maria Sharapova clenches her fist after scoring a point during the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Garbine Muguruza at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, June 3, 2014.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

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Russian Interior Ministry troopers give a training exhibition during a celebration of 197th anniversary of creation of Interior Ministry Forces in Ashukino, Russia, Thursday, March 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Russian Interior Ministry troopers give a training exhibition during a celebration of 197th anniversary of creation of Interior Ministry Forces in Ashukino, Russia, Thursday, March 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with special forces troops at a military training ground near the Siberian city of Chita, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002. During the visit Putin urged military leaders on Wednesday to maintain their combat-readiness and crack down on corruption, part of his push for reforming Russia's military to stem its steady decline since the fall of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/ITAR-TASS, Presidential Press Service)

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Russia's national soccer team players Sergei Ignashevich, center, Dmitri Kombarov, second from left, and Igor Denisov, left, attend a training session ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil at the Eduard Streltsov Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Russia will play with South Korea, Algeria and Belgium in the Group H of World Cup soccer matches. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Although the two foreign leaders are not expected to meet this week, President Obama departs Monday night on a four-day trip to Europe that is likely to reinforce his personal history of foreign-policy torment at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press Photographs)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 7, 2013, file photo, Russian Iskander missiles make their way through Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

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Although the two foreign leaders are not expected to meet this week, President Obama departs Monday night on a four-day trip to Europe that is likely to reinforce his personal history of foreign-policy torment at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press Photographs)

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While the three men will not be dining together Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will have dinner with French President Francoise Hollande, who will also meet with President Obama.

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One analyst suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin's shifting mood is connected to the realization that war with neighboring Ukraine would have "extremely unpredictable consequences" at home and in the international arena. (Associated Press)

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One analyst suggests that Russian President Vladimir Putin's shifting mood is connected to the realization that war with neighboring Ukraine would have "extremely unpredictable consequences" at home and in the international arena. (Associated Press)

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Although the two foreign leaders are not expected to meet this week, President Obama departs Monday night on a four-day trip to Europe that is likely to reinforce his personal history of foreign-policy torment at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Associated Press Photographs)

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Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican, says Russian President Vladimir Putin may not want a conflict with the West, but he is also not looking for a way out of the current situation. (associated press)

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Australia's Samantha Stosur returns the ball Russia's Maria Sharapova during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she plays Australia's Samantha Stosur during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)