The sixth call between the presidents of Russia and the United States since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis has highlighted the discrepancies between the two nations on the situation that exists in Ukraine.
Given the rebuke from Barack Obama by the support of Moscow to pro-Russian separatist militias, Vladimir Putin has denied any involvement of the Kremlin as the main causer of chaos, pointing the inability of the interim government of Kiev to maintain security.
Obama defended a negotiated solution but warned that it could not succeed if Russia persisted in its belligerent attitude.
‘President (Obama) has expressed concern about Russia’s support to the actions of armed pro-Russian separatists, who are trying to threaten and destabilize the Government of Ukraine,’ said the statement from the White House.
For his part, Putin has said that the accusations of the involvement of his country are ‘speculation based on inaccurate information,’ according to the version of the Kremlin.