Obama calls world leaders about Ukraine

2014-03-08 22:00
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Key Largo - US President Barack Obama made a series of phone calls on Saturday to world leaders about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi the White House said.

He also held a conference call about the situation with the presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said in a statement. No further details about the discussions were immediately available.

Hollande and Obama on Saturday warned of "new measures" against Russia if it fails to make progress on defusing the crisis in Ukraine, the French presidency said.

In a phone call on Saturday, Hollande and Obama insisted on the "need for Russia to withdraw forces sent to Crimea since the end of February and to do everything to allow the deployment of international observers", it said.

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