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Putin, Obama discussed Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / POOL / ALEXEI NIKOLSKY

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama spoke about the Malaysian passenger jet crash in east Ukraine, the Kremlin said Thursday.

"The Russian leader informed the US president about an air-traffic controllers' report that came just before their phone conversation that a Malaysian plane crashed in Ukraine," the Kremlin said in a statement.

 

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