Kremlin: Putin Call tells Obama Crimea referendum legal

Putin told Obama that referendum in Crimea fully complies with int’l law, UN Charter, according to the statement released by the Kremlin. President Vladimir Putin obama_putin

on Sunday told US President Barack Obama in telephone talks that the referendum on the Ukrainian region of Crimea joining Russia was “completely in line with the norms of international law,” the Kremlin said. Putin also told the US president that any Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine should cover “all Ukrainian regions” and not just Crimea. But the two leaders also agreed that “despite the differences…, it is necessary to jointly search for ways of stabilizing the situation in Ukraine,” the Kremlin added.

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He said he believes that the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe should cover all the Ukrainian regions.

The two presidents said that, in spite of differences in Russian and American assessments of the situation around the referendum in Crimea, it was important to continue searching for ways of assistance to stabilization in Ukraine.

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