Obama says U.S. pressing for diplomatic solution in Ukraine

President Barack Obama, right, meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the White House on Thursday, said the United States would continue to mobilize the international community to reach a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Poroshenko, who met with Obama in the Oval Office, said he hoped the ceasefire in his country would lead to a broader peace. He told reporters later that he was satisfied with the assistance that Washington was providing to Ukraine.





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