Obama Insists on Diplomatic Solution to Crimea Crisis in Talk With Putin

'Russia cannot ignore calls for help in this matter and it acts accordingly, in full compliance with the international law,' Putin says.

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine – U.S. President Barack Obama emphasized to President Vladimir Putin of Russia Thursday that the United States was taking several steps, in coordination with its European partners, in response to what he said was Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the White House announced.