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Phone call puts Obama, Putin in confrontation

Updated: 2014-03-03 08:27
By Agencies in Moscow ( China Daily)

Phone call puts Obama, Putin in confrontation

Kiev appeals to NATO for help in defending its territory and sovereignty

US President Barack Obama told President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Russia was flouting international law and risking political isolation by its military incursion into Ukraine's Crimea region, as international condemnation increased.

The 90-minute telephone call between the two leaders - the kind of direct confrontation between the White House and Kremlin rarely seen since the Cold War - came after the Russian parliament gave Putin the green light to send troops into neighboring Ukraine.

Phone call puts Obama, Putin in confrontation

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