Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation urged his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama to use the possibilities available to the United States to avoid bloodshed in Ukraine, reported the press service of the Kremlin.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, told RIA Novosti that Russian President Vladimir Putin would on Monday evening have a conversation with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.
In Ukraine, on February 22 there took place a change of government, which has all signs of a coup. Verkhovna Rada ousted President Viktor Yanukovych from power, changed the constitution and appointed presidential elections on May 25. Moscow doubts the legitimacy of the decisions of the Rada.