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Obama on Ukraine: 'Borders cannot be redrawn at the barrel of a gun'

President Obama on Wednesday took a firm stand against Russia, saying that the U.S. and its allies would not tolerate Russia's indisputable meddling in Ukraine.

"Borders cannot be redrawn at the barrel of a gun," he said in a speech in Estonia.

"It was not the government of Kiev," that sparked the unrest in eastern Ukraine, he added, but rather pro-Russian separatists who are "encouraged by Russia, financed by Russia, trained by Russia, and armed by Russia."

Obama, who is en route to a NATO summit later this week, also said the U.S. would "defend our NATO allies — and that means every ally."