Putin, Obama urge swift end to bloodshed in Ukraine

2015-02-11 09:44
Ukrainian government soldiers. (Petr David Josek, AP)

Ukrainian government soldiers. (Petr David Josek, AP)

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Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama highlighted in a phone call on Tuesday the need for a political solution to the "internal" conflict in Ukraine to swiftly end the bloodshed there, the Kremlin said in a statement.

The Kremlin also said the two presidents noted the necessity to safeguard rights of inhabitants of all Ukrainian regions, including the Russian-speaking ones in the east.

The White House said after the call that Obama had urged Putin to agree to a peace deal. Putin is due to meet the leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France on Wednesday in Minsk in an effort to broker a peace deal.

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