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US President Obama confirms that he would save Russian counterpart Putin from drowning

Published on Apr 25, 2014 8:33 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - It's official: even though they are involved in the worst East-West clash since the Cold War, United States President Barack Obama would save Russian President Vladimir Putin from drowning.

Mr Obama on Friday delivered his answer to a question posed to Mr Putin during a live television appearance earlier this month - would his US rival come to his rescue? Mr Putin answered by saying that though he did not have a special personal relationship with Mr Obama, he thought the US leader was "a decent and brave person".

"And of course, he would."

In a rare moment of humour at an alarming moment of the Ukraine crisis, Mr Obama confirmed he would indeed throw the Russian leader a lifeline, when questioned by a US journalist.

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