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Obama, Putin Meet; 1st Time Since Ukraine Crisis

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June 06, 2014 AT 5:27 AM
The White House says President Barack Obama has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the margins of a lunch for world leaders during D-Day commemorations in France. It's the first face-to-face exchange between Obama and Putin since the start of the crisis in Ukraine. The White House says the two leaders held an informal conversation and not a formal, bilateral meeting. The conversation lasted 10 to 15 minutes. The exchange came during a lunch hosted by French President Francois Hollande. Obama and Putin were both in France for the 70th anniversary of Allied troops storming the beaches at Normandy.