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Obama says Ukraine violence shows pro-Russia militants obviously are not peaceful protesters

President Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 2, 2014. Obama and Merkel are mounting a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 2, 2014. Obama and Merkel are mounting a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says violence escalating in eastern Ukraine is making it obvious to the world that pro-Russia militants there are not peaceful protesters.

Obama voiced support for the Ukrainian government on the day of its first major offensive aimed at driving out the insurgents occupying government buildings across the east. He says Kyiv is moving to "restore order."

Obama spoke at a news conference Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The president says they agreed there will be increasing costs for Russia if it doesn't de-escalate the crisis.

Ukraine is reporting many rebels were killed and wounded Friday and that two Ukrainian helicopter crew members are dead after being shot down.

The Kremlin says Ukraine's action has destroyed an agreement aimed at de-escalating the crisis.

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