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US welcomes Putin call to revoke authorization to use force in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin talks during a news conference in the presidential office in Vienna, June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday welcomed President Vladimir Putin's call to Russian lawmakers to revoke his authorization to invade Ukraine.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest however said that Washington, which has threatened further sanctions on Moscow, wanted to see clear evidence of a change in Russian behavior.

 

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