Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ President Barack Obama is urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back Russian troops from the border with Ukraine.

The White House says Putin called Obama on Friday while the president was traveling internationally.

The White House says Obama urged Russia to offer a written response to a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis that the U.S. has presented. Obama and Putin agreed that Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss further steps.

Obama says Ukraine’s government is pursuing de-escalation despite Russia’s incursion into Crimea. He urged Putin to support that and to stop building up troops on its border with Ukraine.

The call comes as Ukraine’s government and the West are concerned about a possible Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine.

3 comments

  • Steven Sweeney

    Bath house barry is a joke and Putin knows it..Don’t cross this red line..or this one..or this one..keep your socialist butt on vacation and keep ignoring your crooked cronies selling guns to mobs and pleading the fifth…Golf vacations, and lies are all this dog eating commie has been good for..

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    Hey, Obama.

    This is HIS country and HIS neighbor who is being “led” by phony illegitimate leaders who staged a VIOLENT COUP to take over the Ukraine, and it’s HIS people he’s defending.

    We have no business being involved at all. Mind your own business.

    We just can’t afford to defend every worthless little capitalist coup who got in power and leads with violence and being armed to the teeth.

    Oh, wait – that’s right, that’s what keeps US in power. Sorry.

    I think Putin ought to go in there and kick their butt – and MOST people living there would be thankful. Of course, not the little minority of right-wing capitalist misfits who think in their inferior minds that they are superior to all others somehow. Just like here, of course (see above for one example).

    • Steven Sweeney

      I see you dodged the point about ANOTHER gun control liberal busted for selling illegal guns to another criminal mob.fast and furious part 2, or is that a phony scandal too? Not as phony as Bath house barry’s red lines, ACA numbers, health care promises, etc..One day you might actually use one single fact instead of backwards rhetoric and excuses.Who am I kidding? you’re a democrat..Dems only know facts, lies, and excuses..Just like your dog eating, socialist, spendthrift leader..if there’s any justice in the world, all you dems will car pool in GMS..

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