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MOSCOW, August 01. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had a telephone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday, said Washington’s course towards building up sanction pressure was counterproductive and damaging bilateral relations and international stability, the Kremlin press service reported.
The two presidents exchanged views on the development of the acute crisis in Ukraine. “Despite considerable differences in assessments of a number of key aspects, both sides stressed that the top priority task was to immediately stop hostilities in Ukraine’s southeastern regions and launch a political process,” the press service said.
“In this context, the leaders of the two countries positively assessed the Minsk consultations of the Contact Group and stressed the necessity of continuing negotiations in this format,” the Kremlin said.
“The presidents agreed that the current state of things is in the interests of neither of the two states. In this context, they exchanged views on the prospects for the Russia-U.S. dialogue,” the press service said.
The telephone conversation was initiated by the U.S. side.