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Western leaders blast Putin for Russia's actions in Ukraine

"I guess I'll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Russian President Vladimir Putin at Saturday's G-20 summit.

So went most of Putin's interactions with world leaders meeting in Brisbane, Australia this weekend; one source in the Russian leader's delegation even told Reuters that Putin planned to leave the summit early, although a Kremlin spokesman denied that claim.

While Russia continues to deny helping separatist militants in Ukraine, Western leaders have aimed sanctions at the country in response, targeting oil and banking sectors, along with individuals who have ties to Putin. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there may be more sanctions to come, because "the present situation is not satisfying."