Obama encouraged Russia to de-escalate, beginning by moving back their troops and sitting down with Ukrainian leaders to negotiate.
Obama Says Russia Must 'Move Back' Troops
March 28, 2014

Via AFP:

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his American counterpart Barack Obama to discuss a US proposal for a diplomatic end to the Ukraine crisis on Friday while insisting to the United Nations that Moscow had "no intention" of further military action.

The White House said in a statement Putin phoned Obama following a proposal presented to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by US Secretary of State John Kerry in The Hague earlier this week.

"President Obama suggested that Russia put a concrete response in writing," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Obama and Putin had agreed...

Continue reading...

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.
Mastodon