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    Obama Hopes to Have Minsk Deal on Ukraine Done Before Presidential Term Expires

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    Obama would like to see the Minsk Agreements on Ukraine implemented before his presidential term ends.

    LIMA (Sputnik) — US Barack Obama would like to see the Minsk Agreements on Ukraine implemented before his presidential term ends, he told reporters on Sunday in Lima.

    "We talked [with Russian President Vladimir Putin] about Ukraine and the need to get the agreements done. I urged him to instruct his negotiators to work with ourselves, France, Germany, Ukraine to see if we can get that done before my term is over," Obama said.


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