Obama discusses Ukraine with Chinese leaderMarch 10, 2014 @ 5:30 am (Updated: 5:40 am - 3/10/14 )
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have agreed on the importance of upholding Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The White House says the two leaders spoke Sunday evening. The White House says Obama and Xi have a shared interest in finding a peaceful resolution to the dispute between Ukraine and Russia and reducing tensions in the region.
Russian military forces have taken control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. Lawmakers there plan to hold a referendum Sunday on whether to become part of Russia.
China has frequently sided with Russia against the West. But Beijing also frequently argues on behalf of maintaining territorial sovereignty.
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