Obama Spoke To Putin For One Hour: White House Summarizes The Conversation

Tyler Durden's picture

A week after Obama held his first crisis photo op holding a phone while supposedly talking to Putin, he has followed up with another, hour-long conversation. Below is the official White House statement on what was said.

Readout of President Obama’s call with President Putin of Russia


President Obama spoke for an hour this afternoon with President Putin of Russia.


President Obama emphasized that Russia’s actions are in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, in coordination with our European partners.


President Obama indicated that there is a way to resolve the situation diplomatically, which addresses the interests of Russia, the people of Ukraine, and the international community.


As a part of that resolution, the governments of Ukraine and Russia would hold direct talks, facilitated by the international community; international monitors could ensure that the rights of all Ukrainians are protected, including ethnic Russians; Russian forces would return to their bases; and the international community would work together to support the Ukrainian people as they prepare for elections in May.


President Obama indicated that Secretary Kerry would continue discussions with Foreign Minister Lavrov, the government of Ukraine, and other international partners in the days to come to advance those objectives.

And here is the just released Kremlin version:

At the initiative of the American side was held a telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and the President of the United States Barack Obama.


The acute situation in Ukraine was the topic of the continued conversation. The discussion revealed differences in the approaches and assessments of the causes of the current crisis and situation.


Vladimir Putin, in particular, noted that as a result of the anti-constitutional coup that does not have a national mandate, the current Ukrainian leadership is imposing the Eastern and Southeastern regions of Ukraine and Crimea absolutely illegitimate decisions. Russia can not ignore any appeals for helpd addressed to it in this regard, and is acting appropriately, in full compliance with international law.


The Russian President stressed the paramount importance of Russian-American relations to ensure stability and security in the world. These relations should not be sacrificed due to individual - albeit very important - international problems.


The two leaders agreed that the foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry will continue intensive contacts.

In other words, even more of the same. We eagerly await the Kremlin's take of the same phone conversation. In the meantime, while we await for the official visual from this particular photo op, here is the one from last Saturday.

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Stackers's picture

... Obama then spent 2hrs getting in a quick 9 holes of golf

whatthecurtains's picture

Putin:  I thought you were going to be more flexible after the election. Now bend over

Big Slick's picture

It ends in war.  Kyle Bass told me so. 



CrazyCooter's picture

They desperately need cover for a market crash. The screwed up Syria and had to back off. If Putin can outwit them again, this whole shebang is going to blow up in Obama's face.



TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

"C'mon, Vlad, I already said Uncle. Don't make me say it in public. Please?"

The Gooch's picture

Black Friday (take 279) Bitchez.


Looney's picture

It sounds more like a phone MONOLOGUE than a conversation. I think? :-)


Edit: Putin to "0-in-chief" - Send me that bitch Kanye Vvvest and vee vill koll it even ;-)

Occident Mortal's picture

Obama: If you continue any further that would cross a red line for us.

Putin: Give me your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.


Vroom, vrrrooooom Vrrrrrrrrrrr.

<Putin rides off>


Obama: Anyone got a dime? I need to call my mom.

Bastiat's picture

Except Putin wouldn't be caught dead on a bicycle with mom jeans.

knukles's picture

What's to talk about?

disabledvet's picture

ummm..."the Pentagon's estimate for the number of dead just went to six figures" and "the only response is a counter attack."

gmrpeabody's picture

I'm surprised Putin hasn't put in an answering machine...,

or caller ID.

Payne's picture

Obama was on the phone for an hour, Putin 5 mins, the other 55 Obama was on hold waiting.  Just like callers to Obamacare exchanges.

Occident Mortal's picture

Putin: Stop wasting my time and transfer my call to Jamie Dimon.

Tabarnaque's picture

I agree with Crazy Cooter. The West desperately need cover for the coming crash. This means that the end game is coming soon. Prepare accordingly; buy more physical gold and get out of the banking system now. The USD crashed yesterday. This is just the beginning as I don't think that only Russia will sell USD and treasuries. There's a whole bunch of other pissed off nations looking at moving away from the USD.

Colonel Klink's picture


Putin: I'm going to fuck you up the ass.

Obama: OK

Putin:  Not literally!

Obama:  Bummer :(

TahoeBilly2012's picture

So a half black Jew walks into a bar in Kiev...

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Word on the street is that Putin was playing Angry Birds while President Stompyfeet was talking; but he was playing the Russian version where you slingshot Obama into a pile of pig bankers and knock them all down. 

Over, and over and over again.

SilverIsKing's picture

The White House switchboard connected him to Igor Putin, no relation to Vlad, but Obama couldn't tell the difference.

Lore's picture

Wow!  O speaks Russkie!

And his sleeves are rolled up. When sleeves are rolled up for these staged images, it's supposed to convey rugged manliness.  Ohhhh. You can feel it.

SilverIsKing's picture

The fact that in the middle of all the shit that's going down, he would be posing for stupid pictures screams what an a-hole he is.

Lore's picture

You misunderstand!  The rolled up sleeves are supposed to evoke Rosie The Riveter.  You're supposed to be impressed that he came to America and got a JOB.

Antifaschistische's picture

I love the appeal to "international law" which according to the White House and what they told CNN to say is clearly violated.

My take, is that TPTB say "all border lines are now permanently etched in the sands of time..there can be no border modifications even if the people within that area prefer either their independence or unification with another nation"

Of course the tyrants take this position.  If they didn't, they would morally authorize secession...and if secession were allowed, then the entire .gov/.fed ponzi scheme collapses....which they can't tolerate.

logicalman's picture

NSA likely has a copy.

Might be an interesting excercise to do an FOI request on, if you are feeling suicidal.


DeadFred's picture

Nah, crash won't happen 'til Monday the 17th. The translation of Putin's side of the conversation. "Subs are slow when running silent so we'll keep talking until they're off your coasts".

NoDebt's picture

Reason for the conversation:  throw a morsel on the table that the "markets" will snap up and ride to another 100 point gain in the Dow tomorrow.  On the ground, nothing changes.  Russia WILL get what they want.

Last time the US beat Russia (the USSR) into submission we did it economically.  That's going to be a lot tougher this time around.  And Putin knows it.  He knows exactly where the pain points are and he's pressing on every one of them.

johnQpublic's picture

last tim ragan was president to

we've gone from tear down that wall, to tear this motherfucker down woot woot...jz in da hizzous

Freddie's picture

Russia has a growing middle class.  Zio-Obama destroyed the American middle class. Amerika is TrayvonVille.

strannick's picture

What wasn't said

O: We want to encircle you, and deprive u of your natgas income

Put: You will not do so without a fight and a financial Bond apocalypse

Debugas's picture

yeah they desperately need force-majeure to writeoff their obligations

Clint Liquor's picture



BlackChicken's picture

And one of them is a nut.

This is just embarrassing.

blown income's picture

Your hoPes dovwn the fuckin drain


-Teddy KGB

BlackChicken's picture

Now that's being flexible, I just love flexible.

Hey Vlad, does today's picture of me looking serious play any better over there? Over here in the US they call me a useless bitch.

agent default's picture


(mumbles) Yobanaya suka.

BlackChicken's picture

Yes Valerie, the call went very well.

We should notify our media people that both sides made good strides today, and that we are still exceptional. That should tie them over while you tell me what to think next.

Flybyknight's picture

No we think youu're still a cunt

Rainman's picture

Yah masta' ...may I have another nicorette ?

Thucydides's picture

Putin: If you like your foreign policy you can keep your foreign policy, you bony ass wimp.

Van Halen's picture

Obama: Just wait till my next election and I'll be even more flexible.

Atomizer's picture

Obama told Putin to bend his knees so he won't faint.

Berspankme's picture

Obama got 2 holes of Reggie before leaving for 9 holes of golf