Obama Putin discuss Ukrainian and Syrian crises over phone

(MENAFN- The Peninsula)

Washington: US President Barack Obama discussed with his Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation Wednesday the Ukrainian and Syrian crises according to the White House.

"They spent a significant portion of their time discussing the need for the Russians to live up to the commitments that they made in Minsk to end their support for the separatists that are destabilizing Ukraine right now" White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

He added that the two leaders also discussed the ongoing efforts to end the war in Syria and to start a political transition.


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