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Obama, Putin discuss Sochi Olympics security: White House

Published on Jan 22, 2014 6:42 AM
 
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes United States President Barack Obama at the start of the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg on Sept 5, 2013. Mr Obama and Mr Putin discussed on Jan 21, 2014, how to ensure "a safe and secure Sochi Olympics", the White House said. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States (US) and Russian Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin discussed on Tuesday how to ensure "a safe and secure Sochi Olympics", the White House said.

Their telephone call came a day after Washington announced it had offered to deploy air and naval assets to the Black Sea resort city during next month's winter games, following recent terror attacks in Russia.