Obama wants Ukraine deal 'before term is up'

US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Lima on November 20, 2016US 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, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Russia backs a separatist, pro-Moscow insurgency in eastern Ukraine that has claimed nearly 10,000 lives.

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