Home > News > World
Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 7:50:02 AM
Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 7:51:14 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to accept the terms of a potential diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis in a phone call that lasted an hour.
In their second phone conversation in the past six days, Obama emphasized to Putin that Russia's incursion into Ukraine was a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the White House said.
During the call, Obama outlined the terms of a diplomatic "off-ramp" that U.S. officials are promoting. Under terms of the deal, Russia would pull back troops to bases in Crimea, allow international monitors in to ensure the rights of ethnic Russians are respected and consent to direct talks with Ukraine officials.
"President Obama indicated that there is a way to resolve the situation diplomatically," the White House said in a statement.
(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Philippines dismisses China concerns over South China Sea military repairs
Lightning injures 52 at Ecuador traffic police school
Iran and powers close in on 2-3 page nuclear deal, success uncertain
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
Malaysia gain promotion in Davis Cup
Platform for firms to showcase latest building and construction products
Long-held belief on peanuts shattered
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)