Once trade agreements are in place, Obama said, the flow of natural gas to Europe would be “easier.”
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President Obama called energy a “central focus” of deeper sanctions on Russia if its troops move further into Ukraine.

“I think energy is obviously a central focus of our efforts,” Obama said Wednesday of additional sanctions while speaking at the Palais Des Beaux Arts in Belgium. “This entire event, I think, has pointed to the need for Europe to look at how it can further diversify its energy sources.”