Putin brushes aside Obama's warnings as US moves to counter Russia | Fox NewsRussian President Vladimir Putin defended the country's moves in Ukraine as being consistent with international law during a phone call with President Obama, escalating a high-stakes standoff over Moscow's military incursion into Crimea.Poor Russian-American relations are a victim of Obama's incompetence.
President Obama and Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday as the administration moved on several fronts to counter Russia's aggression in the Crimean peninsula.
A statement published on the Kremlin website early Friday said that during the call, Vladimir Putin condemned the newly formed Kiev government as the result of an "anti-constitutional coup" and said Russia was "unable to ignore" requests for protection from the region.
Putin stressed the importance of Russian-American relations, and said he hoped they would not become "a victim of disagreement" on certain issues. ...