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March 1, 2014 9:25 pm

In Phone Exchange With Putin, Obama Calls on Russia to Pull Forces Back to Crimea Bases

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President Obama on the phone in his private study. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post – President Obama spoke for 90 minutes with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday in what appeared to have been a testy exchange reflecting an escalating battle of wills and growing international tension over Ukraine.

Obama expressed “deep concern” over Russia’s “violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity .”‰.”‰. [and] breach of international law,” the White House said.

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