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Ukraine crisis: Obama urges Putin to pursue diplomacy

US President Barack Obama has urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine, in a lengthy telephone call.
The Russian president told Mr Obama Moscow could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers, but that ties with the US should not be affected.
Crimean MPs have asked to join Russia and called a referendum on the move.
The Ukrainian Paralympic team is set to decide whether it will participate in the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
The Games, which opens in the Russian Black Sea resort later on Friday, has already been boycotted by many foreign dignitaries amid international tensions over Russia's military intervention in Crimea.

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