Obama Calls Putin in Response to Escalating Violence in Ukraine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 14, 2014. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country’s east. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

With tensions mounting between the White House and the Kremlin over the Ukraine crisis, U.S. President Barack Obama has called Russian President Vladimir Putin.

U.S. and and Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of meddling in Ukraine’s affairs, however Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied this, claiming it is not in Russia’s best interest to do so. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

Obama Calls Putin after Escalating Violence in Ukraine

Obama Calls Putin after Escalating Violence in Ukraine

With tensions mounting between the White House and the Kremlin over the Ukraine crisis, U.S. President Barack Obama has called Russian President Vladimir Putin. U.S. and and Ukrainian officials have accused Russia of meddling in Ukraine's affairs, however Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied this, claiming it is not in Russia's best interest to do so. CCTV's Jim Spellman reports.
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