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Putin to Obama: Russia not behind Ukraine protests

MOSCOW (AP) -- 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.

The Kremlin said in a statement following Monday's conversation that the Russian leader rejected the claims of Russian agents' involvement in protests as "speculations based on unreliable information." Putin said the protests vented public anger about the Ukrainian government's reluctance to recognize the interests of Russian speakers in the east.

More than a dozen government offices and police stations have been seized by mobs. The Ukrainian government and the West have accused Russia of staging the protests.

The Ukrainian authorities have pledged to dislodge protesters. The Kremlin said Putin urged Obama to use American influence in Ukraine to prevent the use of force and bloodshed.

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Slow April 15 2014 at 9:36 AM

Have Putin Get Steven Segall to take care of everything. He is an excellent Politician and can solve the crisis.

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fernandezarthr Slow April 15 2014 at 9:54 AM

,,,Segall also likes to kiss Putins ass!!!.....

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elinor Slow April 15 2014 at 10:16 AM


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almazstmp April 14 2014 at 7:58 PM

I don't trust our government. When are never told the real reasons for our foreign policy. A handful of elites are getting us into wars that serve their own financial and political interests. While we cheer a phony liberation of a target country of the day our constitutional rights are stolen from under us.

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astronauty April 14 2014 at 11:38 PM

Who ordered that Russian pilot to "buzz" that U.S. ship in international waters twelve times?
C'mon Vlad. Do we really need WW3?

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wizardsking April 14 2014 at 9:56 PM

Yes my Poll numbers are down.
After Ukraine, and you go for Poland let me know what your polls are like.

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Andy April 14 2014 at 9:59 PM

If you think that picture is of Obama speaking with Putin, then you're stupid.

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wizardsking Andy April 14 2014 at 10:02 PM

Dominos..............Take your pick the Pizza or the effect.

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ollas April 14 2014 at 11:27 PM

Which one do you trust the least?

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Charlotte April 15 2014 at 11:35 AM


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Rick Elkin Charlotte April 15 2014 at 11:50 AM

Unfortunately, America will NOT wake up. As long as Obama keeps giving everyone freebies, he and his party will win elections. The vote is no longer about right and wrong, it's about who's popular, regardless of whether he or she has the credentials to hold the office.

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thatiger_roars Charlotte April 15 2014 at 12:09 PM

America, Land of the Snooze Button... Not going to happen.

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hotrimer April 14 2014 at 11:26 PM

It looks like Putin is on the Phone with our Enemy., He's just told him, You are nothing and you havent got the balls to stop me. Our enemy is close to tears as he begs him to stop.!!

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wizardsking April 14 2014 at 9:15 PM

A whole new meaning for SITTING PRESIDENT!

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phillip April 14 2014 at 10:55 PM

all we are saying is give peace a chance for crying out loud god save us all

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