Putin and Obama urge each other to "use their influence"
WASHINGTON, MOSCOW -- U.S. President Barack Obama appealed on Russian President Vladimir Putin to convince "pro-Russian groups" in eastern Ukraine to lay down their arms.
As announced by the White House, Obama last night held a telephone conversation with Putin.
US President Barack Obama has urged the European Union to be prepared for new sanctions against Russia.
In a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama "underscored the need for the United States, European Union, and other global partners to be prepared to meet further Russian escalation with additional sanctions", the White House revealed.
"Montenegro has achieved progress in pursuing reforms and standards within the integration processes, particularly in the field of security, rule of law and strengthening of the public support for NATO integration," Biden said on Tuesday after meeting Montenegro's Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic.