President Barack Obama wants Ukraine deal before his tenure ends

US President Barack Obama said he told Vladimir Putin on Sunday that he wants to reach a settlement that solves the Ukraine crisis before he leaves office in January.

President Barack Obama wants Ukraine deal before his tenure ends

White House: US President Barack Obama said he told Vladimir Putin on Sunday that he wants to reach a settlement that solves the Ukraine crisis before he leaves office in January.

"I talked to him about Ukraine and the need for us to get things done," Obama told a press conference in Peru. 

"I urged him to instruct his negotiators to work with ourselves, with France, with Germany, with Ukraine to see if we can get that done before my term is up."

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