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White House: Readout of the Presidentís Call with President Putin
White House ^ | 3/28/14 | The White House Office of the Press Secretary

Posted on 03/28/2014 5:05:38 PM PDT by Jean S

For Immediate Release
March 28, 2014

Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin

President Putin called President Obama today to discuss the U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, which Secretary Kerry had again presented to Foreign Minister Lavrov at the meeting at the Hague earlier this week, and which we developed following U.S. consultations with our Ukrainian and European partners.  President Obama suggested that Russia put a concrete response in writing and the presidents agreed that Kerry and Lavrov would meet to discuss next steps.

President Obama noted that the Ukrainian government continues to take a restrained and de-escalatory approach to the crisis and is moving ahead with constitutional reform and democratic elections, and urged Russia to support this process and avoid further provocations, including the buildup of forces on its border with Ukraine.

President Obama underscored to President Putin that the United States continues to support a diplomatic  path in close consultation with the Government of Ukraine and in support of the Ukrainian people with the aim of de-escalation of the crisis.  President Obama made clear that this remains possible only if Russia pulls back its troops and does not take any steps to further violate Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.  President Obama reiterated that the United States has strongly opposed the actions that Russia has already taken to violate Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; ukraine

1 posted on 03/28/2014 5:05:38 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Flexibility.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT by optiguy (Winter is coming.)
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To: Jean S

Give us a transcript, you hack! I wanna hear how pathetic you sounded.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 5:07:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Jean S

I want a transcript....


4 posted on 03/28/2014 5:07:38 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Jean S

and Putin didn’t say one single thing?


5 posted on 03/28/2014 5:09:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: optiguy

Obama is to Putin what Boehner is to Obama.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 5:09:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Jean S


7 posted on 03/28/2014 5:11:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Cementjungle

Putin said he was flexible on all points. And he said it with a smile.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 5:12:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jean S
Update on the released page ...
We're updating the White House privacy policy, which will go into effect on April 18.
9 posted on 03/28/2014 5:15:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jean S

Beginning to look like both Nations are free to release anything they wish to their People be it true or untrue.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 5:18:17 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Oh that update on the WH privacy policy ought to be good!

More transparency? LOL


11 posted on 03/28/2014 5:18:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: JoeProBono

Putin: “are you wearing mom jeans?”
Obama: “improves my flexibility”


12 posted on 03/28/2014 5:25:51 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Jean S

Putin calling to tell dumBO what zerO is going to do.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 5:26:06 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Jean S

For some reason this reminds me of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, following an inquiry by Iraq to April Glaspie of the US State Department. Not quite as bad as her “we don’t have an opinion,” but I doubt Obama is projecting any resolve to act.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 5:37:16 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Jean S

It goes like this:

Ring, Ring

Hello this Putin, Who is calling

Hello this President Obama

Click, hummmmmmmmmmmmm.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 5:49:19 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Jean S

Putin is playing chess, Obama is playing choom.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 5:50:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: JoeProBono

I figure if Putin called him, it was to amuse himself before telling his forces to move into the Ukraine. It just isn’t reasonable that he would not move in after the Ukraine threatened to blow up the pipeline.

Obama is only good for a laugh to Putin.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 5:51:57 PM PDT by formosa
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To: DouglasKC

“I want a transcript....”

ok

Barry: Yo Vlad dude its me, Barry
Vald: so
Barry: look my man what do you need to get me out of this mess you got me in?
Vlad: Kiss my A—
Barry: Oh dude I dont do that any more, But stepping across the fence once in a while like I do I can do a pretty good lewinsky if you know what I Mean.
Vald: spit or.....


18 posted on 03/28/2014 5:58:46 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: formosa

And once galled by Putin, our dear Barack then tilts at yet another windmill in the USA. I heard the latest was some kind of DOJ based “sensitivity” training for “transsexuals.”

The devil is using our own evil to flout us. The evil empire is getting to be seemingly more virtuous than we are.


19 posted on 03/28/2014 5:59:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jean S

Just another sign of weakness.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Jean S
It was a one-sided conversation and here is how it went:

What Putin really said to Obama in that phone call:

"I took the Crimean peninsula without firing a single shot.

I'm taking over the rest of the Ukraine, and you can't and won't do "sheet" about it.

I've got a list of other former Soviet republics that I'll be targeting next, and I know I can just walk in to take them, and neither the U.S. nor the Europeans can do "sheet" about it.

See you at the G8 next year, where I'll take the seat at the head of the table..

Now, go out and work on your golf swing, and let me take care of the world.

BTW, I know about all your trips abroad, including to my country, so, better keep your mouth shut and I won't tell."

21 posted on 03/28/2014 6:21:11 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Jean S

That’s it?? That’s the entire transcript of Putin calling Zer0?

Gee, I never caught a phrase of what Putin said, after he must have said hello; The rest of this transcript was what Zer0 said to Putin.

Great balance to this reporting!

Either that, or Putin only said: “Hussein, FU, strong cable to follow!!!”


22 posted on 03/28/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Jean S
Anything that ends up with Crimea not belonging to the Ukraine is a loss. No spin/lies.

This is as fundamental as it gets.

23 posted on 03/29/2014 4:38:25 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: Jean S
President Putin called President Obama today

for the joke of the day. A skilled cat plays with his mouse.

24 posted on 03/29/2014 4:48:10 AM PDT by Reeses
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