U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called on Russia to take steps to reduce tensions over Ukraine.
Speaking in an interview with CBS News, Obama said, "It's well known and well acknowledged that you've seen a range of troops massing along that border under the guise of military exercises. But these are not what Russia would normally be doing. And, you know, it may simply be an effort to intimidate Ukraine or it may be that they've got additional plans."
He added that Russia needs "to move back those troops and to begin negotiations directly with the Ukrainian government, as well as the international community."
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