"Too much violence": Obama urges G7 to resolve situation in Ukraine

14:40, 26 May 2016
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U.S. President Barack Obama said that the G7 member states should continue to seek ways to resolve the situation in Ukraine, where a high level of violence is still being recorded, according to an UNIAN correspondent reporting on Obama’s visit to Japan where he participates in the G7 Summit.


"We began to touch on some of the key security issues that are important to all of us. South China Sea and maritime security… [we] touched on issues surrounding Ukraine," Obama said.

In connection with the situation in Ukraine, the U.S. president said: "We started to see some progress in negotiations, but we’re still seeing too much violence, and we need to get that resolved."

Read alsoG7 Summit opening in Japan (photo)Obama also said that the G7 leaders were going to “spend some time this evening tackling some of the other major international hotspots."

The U.S. president said that tomorrow, 27 May, he would visit Hiroshima.

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