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Obama, Putin Talk as Ukraine Tensions Rise

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Fox News – President Obama spoke with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Monday in the latest effort by the U.S. to calm tensions in eastern Ukraine — as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort backed by Moscow.

Top Obama administration officials have voiced concern that the latest wave of unrest in eastern Ukraine is strikingly similar to what happened in February and March in the Crimean Peninsula, before the Russian government moved to annex the region.

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