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US, Russian presidents discuss Ukrainian agreement by phone

February 22, 2014, 11:31 UTC+3 WASHINGTON
The two leaders also discussed cooperation between the United States and Russia on Iran nuclear talks of the five permanent U.N. SC members and Germany with Iran
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WASHINGTON, February 22, 9:46 /ITAR-TASS/. ass) - U.S. and Russian presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin had discussed the agreement concluded between the Ukrainian president and opposition and the need for stability in the country, the White House press service reported on Friday after the two leaders had a telephone talk.

The U.S. president called Putin to discuss Ukraine and other global problems, the press service said.

"They agreed that the agreement reached today needed to be implemented quickly, that it was very important to encourage all sides to refrain from violence, that there was a real opportunity here for a peaceful outcome," a senior State Department official told reporters.

They also spoke about the situation in Syria, the importance of efforts to search for a political solution, concerns over the humanitarian crisis and the need to adopt a strong U.N. Security Council resolution, the press service noted, adding that they also discussed the need for Syria's following through on the deal to end the chemical weapons programme.

The two leaders also discussed cooperation between the United States and Russia on Iran nuclear talks of the five permanent U.N. SC members and Germany with Iran.

The U.S. president also congratulated Russia on the Olympic Games, the White House said.

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