US officials say they do not expect a breakthrough in tomorrow’s meeting with Russia, Ukraine, Europe
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia’s
actions in Ukraine were not conducive to a diplomatic solution
of the crisis in that country, and the White House warned that
Moscow would suffer further costs for its behavior.
Obama spoke to Putin at the Russians’ request, a senior
administration official said, describing the call as “frank and
direct,” a diplomatic construction that usually means tense.
The White House is letting the Kremlin win PR game. WH has still not released official readout of Obama/Putin call. Kremlin did hours ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House warned Russia on Monday that it would face further costs over its actions in Ukraine and said U.S. President Barack Obama would speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon.
U.S. officials stopped short of announcing a new set of sanctions against Ukraine but said they were in consultations with European partners about the prospect.
Dinner over, Potus and Flotus are now attending a Broadway Show: “A Raisin in the Sun”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Closing out a week of commemorating progress from the Civil Rights Movement, President Barack Obama on Friday sharply criticized Republicans for leading efforts in some parts of the country to prevent citizens from voting.
Obama’s administration has challenged states that have implemented voter ID laws and other restrictions in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, designed to prevent discrimination at the polls.