Ukraine

Obama Called Putin: Here's What He Said

The call came at the end of a week in which the U.S. and the European Union increased sanctions against Russia.

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President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia's support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached.

The White House says Obama spoke to Putin Friday. The call came at the end of a week in which the U.S. and the European Union increased sanctions against Russia.