Transcript: President Obama’s July 21 statement on Gaza and Ukraine

By World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post, July 21, 2014

President Obama delivered the following remarks on the situation in Ukraine and Gaza at the White House on Monday. Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody.

I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine. Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed for the Middle East. As I’ve said many times, Israel has a right to defend itself against rocket and tunnel attacks from Hamas. And as a result of its operations, Israel has already done significant damage to Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.

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