Obama and Cameron Are not Impressed with Putin's Revoking of Earlier Decision to Use Russian Troops in Ukraine: They Warned Russia about New Sanctions

US President Barack Obama discussed the Ukrainian crisis with the British prime minister David Cameron in a phone call Tuesday evening, Reuters reports.

Censor.NET reports, citing The Guardian and The New York Times, that both leaders welcomed the effortstaken by President Poroshenko to establish a ceasefire in EasternUkraine. Yet they might be not satisfied with Putin's revoking ofthe earlier decision to use Russian troops in Ukraine. The twoleaders noted that while Russian President Vladimir Putin hadcalled on the militants to accept the ceasefire, they "had yet tosee concrete action from Russia to halt the flow of weapons acrossthe Ukrainian border and to stop Russian training of separatistgroups."

Obama and Cameron "agreed that should Russia fail to take theseimmediate steps to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine,the United States and the European Union would work to implementadditional coordinated measures to impose costs on Russia," a WhiteHouse statement said.

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Mr. Cameron's office said Russia had not halted the flow ofmilitants and arms into Ukraine nor stopped training separatistgroups. The American and British leaders "reaffirmed theircommitment to implementing further sanctions on Russia if thesethings don't happen," Mr. Cameron's office said in astatement.

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Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the FederationCouncil (Senate) to revoke the decision of March 1 that permittedthe use of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine.

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