Obama, Putin 'exchange views' on Ukraine in phone call
February 21st, 2014
06:55 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama, Putin 'exchange views' on Ukraine in phone call

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin "exchanged views" on the need to quickly implement the political agreement reached on Friday in Ukraine and for all sides to "refrain from further violence."

A White House statement said the two leaders spoke by phone and also discussed Syria, including the "importance of efforts to advance a political solution" to the civil war.

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  1. Chris-E...al

    Shh.hhhh Mr. Putin have you g0t any pointers for me today ? Mr. Putin can we wait till after nov election ? Plezzzzzz . Never trust a russian spy putin around the W.H. mr obama! Mr. Putin ! But you an W were eye soul brothers.?

    February 21, 2014 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Russia better worry for Bread than Ukraine.

    February 21, 2014 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Its about time !

    How many must die before something is done to stop the violence ?

    February 22, 2014 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  4. Sam

    Obama: “Your supporting a brutal regime and the massacre of innocent unarmed civilians in Ukraine”.

    Putin: “Your supporting a brutal regime and the massacre of innocent unarmed civilians in Egypt and Bahrain”.

    February 22, 2014 05:25 am at 5:25 am |
  5. bassman

    I enjoy reading a little propaganda in the morning. Only the Obama administration could get away with telling our media what to say and how to say it, without being questioned.

    February 22, 2014 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  6. rla

    In other words Obama got told what to do!

    February 22, 2014 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  7. outawork

    This certainly won't make any difference......

    February 22, 2014 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  8. MIke C

    Really? Typical Obama has been a non-factor here. The agreement in the Ukraine was brokered by the Europeans. The White House feel is so left out that they had to make a statement.

    February 22, 2014 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  9. Jax Beach Son

    The best thing in both places is to leave those places alone to fight out their differences! Sometimes you just have to let people fight it out!

    February 22, 2014 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  10. rob

    Obama and Putin...talk about the blind leading the blind

    February 22, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  11. Gurgyl

    Russia needs to worry for bread first.

    February 22, 2014 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Freeman

    Two dictators discussing how to seize complete control of their corner of the world.

    February 22, 2014 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  13. jerrylax

    now that's funny obama speaking to Putin. We have Russia doing business in Iran (along with the Uk,France, and Germany) while obama…. Seems Putin has stepped up as the leader of the free world. Wonder how long it will be free. We need some adult leadership in America, fast!

    February 22, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  14. scranton

    More like Putin will tell Obama how it is going to be.

    February 22, 2014 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  15. Smitty

    Never thought you would see the day when the Russian pres keeps hand our pres his backside in a bag. What an embarrassment Obammy has turned out to be. Hows the gitmo closing working out ??? Like Obammy care it isn't. Expect more lip service soon from Obammy, its all he can do.

    February 22, 2014 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. Wes

    I do enjoy when Putin lectures the uhbama.

    February 22, 2014 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  17. morpheme

    totally meaningless chat

    February 22, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  18. trace

    As if Putin cares what Obama has to say. Putin would eat Obama for lunch. Obama speaks and the world laughs. What an embarrassment.

    February 22, 2014 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  19. g

    wish the usa would mind their own business instead off wondering the globe looking and starting trouble,if they would have kept the nose out of afganistan in the 80s there would have been know 911

    February 22, 2014 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. Crampon

    Twenty or thirty people killed, why is this small skirmish even on the front burner.

    February 22, 2014 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  21. Bob

    Putin is the KGB thug he always was and is. He and the thug in Ukraine will continue to make people's lives miserable because that is all they know. Putin has been in power for over 10 yrs and won't give it up easily and will always be an evil influence behind the scenes. The way Syria is now is a prime example of Russia's complacency and outright support of thug control and death for Muslims.

    February 22, 2014 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  22. Tampa Tim

    I'll bet Putin misses W looking into his deep blue eyes and whispering sweet nothings in Putin's ear.

    February 22, 2014 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  23. Hooper

    Sad. The number of people posting here with absolutely no idea of the conversation or it's outcome, yet the negativity from their spitting spattering lips is such that one would believe they were on a party line, hanging on every word. A person reading would be inclined to believe they care. They don't. They are intent on being heard, they just want to sound off in the negative so they don't sound weak. It's worse than weak, it's emaciated.

    February 22, 2014 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. Socrates

    Next step, NATO bases in Ukraine as a result we have a nuclear war. Well done politicians. See you in hell.

    February 22, 2014 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  25. Hooper

    Republicans, want to tell you what to think, and what to say. They are reliant on the news media to broadcast their desires, and make sure you knuckle under. They will also tell you it's for your own good. The violence in the Ukraine, is playing to their tune as well. They'd love to see a civil war here in the states. It sells papers, and media time. The republicans, are just as guilty if not more guilty that the leadership in Russia. All they care about is power and authority. The same traits they find deplorable in a Russian.

    February 22, 2014 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
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