Putin-Obama Valentine's Day Call - Two Different Versions

It seems the Kremlin and White House are in two different worlds

Thu, Feb 18, 2016
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Barack Obama called Vladimir Putin on February 14th. An encouraging move. Other than wishing the Russian leader happy Valentine's Day (obviously) they assuredly had a lot of issues to talk about.

Exactly what was said though, is hard to determine. The press services of the Kremlin and the White House related different versions of the main themes of the conversation:

Sounds very constructive. Maybe the real conversation went something like this...


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