Japan joins US, Europe in imposing sanctions on Russia

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March 18, 2014, 6:07 am
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(NECN/NBC News: Tracie Potts) - Russia's President is expected to tell lawmakers there that Russia should take over Ukraine's Crimean peninsula on Tuesday.

Also today, Vice President Biden is in Poland reassuring our allies that they won't be next.

Tuesday morning we learned that Japan is joining the U.S. and Europe imposing sanctions on Russia, but Russia's president has been defiant. Today we may see how far he'll go.

Russian President Vladmir Putin signed off on Crimea declaring itself an independent state.

We wait to see if he'll direct his own parliament to annex the region.

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Tags: Europe, United States, japan, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Crimea
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