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White House: Vladimir Putin dials Barack Obama, discusses Ukraine, Islamic State

Jun 26, 2015    

Washington: Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Thursday and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The last time the men spoke was in February, the White House said.Both the White House and the Kremlin offered similar statements descibing the conversation, Thursday evening. The White House said Putin initiated the call to Obama.The White House said Obama told Putin Russia needs to meet commitments it made in Minsk, Belarus, earlier this year, including the removal of troops and equi...

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