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No Obama-Putin one-on-one meet at D-Day anniversary

Published on May 9, 2014 12:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama has no plans to meet one-on-one with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in June when both attend the D-Day anniversary in France, the White House said Thursday.

Russia's intervention in the political crisis in Ukraine has triggered the worst chill in relations between Washington and the Moscow since the end of the Cold War.

Both leaders are expected to attend the June 6 ceremony of remembrance in Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

But Caitlin Hayden, spokesman for Obama's National Security Council, told reporters: "There's no plan for President Obama to meet with President Putin.

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