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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

Dutch frustration with Russia grows increasingly personal. Plus the latest on the Mideast conflict.

March 12th, 2014
05:00 PM ET

Obama: 'We completely reject' Crimea referendum

(CNN) – U.S. President Barack Obama met with Ukraine's interim prime minister on Wednesday, expressing his support to the Ukrainian people as they grapple with a political crisis in their country. Obama said the Ukrainian people have showed courage in "standing up on behalf of democracy" and their desire to determine their own destiny in changing governments in Ukraine.

CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


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