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Ukraine crisis: Putin tells Obama relations should not suffer over Ukraine

Published on Mar 7, 2014 9:39 AM
 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on March 5, 2014. Mr Putin told United States President Barack Obama on March 7, 2014 that relations between the two countries should not suffer due to disagreements over Ukraine, the Kremlin said.-- PHOTO: REUTERS 

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama on Friday that relations between the two countries should not suffer due to disagreements over Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

"The president of Russia emphasised the paramount importance of Russian-US relations for ensuring stability and security in the world. These relations should not be sacrificed due to disagreements over individual - albeit extremely significant - international problems," the Kremlin said in a statement.