Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia MH17 plane incident

2014-07-17 20:19
(Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

(Jacquelyn Martin, AP)

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Moscow - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin website published a statement late on Thursday that says "the Russian leader informed the US president of the report from air traffic controllers that the Malaysian plane had crashed on Ukrainian territory, which had arrived immediately before the phone call."

The statement gave no further details about what the leaders discussed with regard to the plane crash.

The rest of the phone call was dedicated to the general situation in eastern Ukraine, and recent US sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.

- AP
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