Ukraine crisis: Obama, Abe agree Russia's moves in Ukraine threaten world peace

Protestors against Russia's aggression in Ukraine gather in Lafayette Square across from the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014. US President Barack Obama spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the situation in Ukraine and agr
Protestors against Russia's aggression in Ukraine gather in Lafayette Square across from the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014. US President Barack Obama spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the situation in Ukraine and agreed that Russia's intervention there threatened world peace, the White House said on Thursday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Barack Obama spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the situation in Ukraine and agreed that Russia's intervention there threatened world peace, the White House said on Thursday.

"The two leaders agreed that Russia's actions are a threat to international peace and security and emphasised the importance of preserving Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the White House said in a statement about the call.

"They committed to work with other G-7 partners to insist that Russia abide by its obligations and commitments to Ukraine's sovereignty," it said.