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GOP congressman: U.S. should 'sit it out' when it comes to Ukraine

(CNN) – Russia, Germany, France and Poland are working with Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition on a truce, after another round of fierce and deadly clashes further destabilized the already sharply divided Eastern European nation.

The United States talked tough Wednesday about trying to halt escalating political violence in Ukraine, but Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher says the U.S. should step back from the conflict.

"I think that we should sit it out, and apply, and ask all sides to settle it through a democratic election," Rohrabacher told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper. Rohrabacher is a member of the House committee on foreign affairs, and chairs the subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and emerging threats.

"We are no longer in the Cold War," said Rohrabacher. "People seem to think that any time Russia is doing something in its self-interest, like trying to get a good trading relationship with the Ukraine, it's up to us to come and intercede on behalf of those who oppose it."

For more of our interview with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, check out the video above.

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