Obama tells Poroshenko of `deep concern` over Ukraine violence

US President Barack Obama called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to express his "deep concern" and "sympathy" over spiraling violence as a ceasefire came into force in eastern Ukraine.

AFP| Updated: Feb 15, 2015, 06:41 AM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to express his "deep concern" and "sympathy" over spiraling violence as a ceasefire came into force in eastern Ukraine.

"The president spoke with Ukrainian President Poroshenko today to express his sympathy for the mounting toll of the conflict in eastern Ukraine and his deep concern about the ongoing violence, particularly in and around Debaltseve," a White House statement said.