Obama said it during his visit to Japan where he participates in the G7 summit, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
He described the start of talks with the G7 leaders in Japan as very productive.
"We began to touch on some of the key security issues that are important to all of us. South China Sea and maritime security… [we] touched on issues surrounding Ukraine," Obama remarked.
As for the situation in Ukraine, the U.S. president said: "We started to see some progress in negotiations, but we're still seeing too much violence, and we need to get that resolved."
Obama also said that the G7 leaders were going to "spend some time this evening tackling some of the other major international hotspots."
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