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Monday
Jun232014

Obama, Putin Talk Ukraine Truce, Syrian Milestone

PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

After Putin said on Monday that he supports Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's week-long armistice, the U.S. and Russian leaders spoke on the phone to discuss a potential long-term solution. Obama urged Putin to work with the Ukrainian government to implement the truce, and that Putin's words must be followed by corresponding actions.

In addition to the situation in Ukraine, the two leaders also discussed the milestone reached in Syria as the last of the chemical weapons that were claimed by Bashar al-Assad's regime were removed from the country on Monday.


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