Putin Tells Obama Sanctions ‘Counter-Productive,’ Both Agree Dialogue Required – 1 August 2014

RT logoIn a phone call with Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin has said that imposing sanctions on Russia is counterproductive and affects international stability. The two presidents agreed that the current situation is not in the interests of their countries.

Both Obama and Putin has emphasized the importance of an “immediate and sustained ceasefire” in eastern Ukraine, but at the same time noted that “significant differences” remained between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine, a Kremlin statement said.

Besides Ukraine, the two leaders touched upon the recent rounds of sanctions imposed on Russia by the US.

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