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MOSCOW, March 29, /ITAR-TASS/. In a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Barack Obama Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the continuing rampage by extremists in Ukraine, who are committing acts of intimidation against civilians, bodies of power, and law enforcers in different parts of Ukraine and in Kiev and do so with impunity, the Kremlin’s press-service has said.
In this context the Russian leader suggested considering likely steps by the international community to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine. It was agreed that Russian and US foreign ministers would discuss specific parameters of such joint work in the near future.
Also, Putin pointed to the external blockade of Trans-Dniestria, which posed considerable obstructions to the region’s people in their everyday life - to the freedom of movement and normal trading and economic activities. It was pointed out that Russia sought a fair and comprehensive settlement of the Trans-Dniestrian problem and was interested in the effective operation of the existing negotiating format five-plus-two