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)
Greek banks could run out of cash in next two days - sources
Prospects of new Greek rescue rise at euro zone summit
Initial Ebola test on Liberia dog carcass negative - sources
Pope urges Latin America to find unity through common faith
Greece sees no issues in paying July public sector salaries
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Radwanska's grasscourt pedigree helps her reach semis
Wee: Don’t kill tour industry with bad news
Ooh! What fun outfits for Raya
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)