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President Obama Hosting Ukraine PM at White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is hosting the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House Wednesday, a high-profile gesture aimed at cementing the West's allegiance to Ukraine's fledgling government.

   The meeting between Obama and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk comes as a pro-Russian area of Ukraine readies for a referendum Sunday to determine its future. Voters in the Crimean Peninsula will be given two options: becoming part of Russia or remaining in Ukraine with broader powers.

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