Obama, Putin come face-to-face in France at D-Day event

(CNN) — A much anticipated encounter between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, came on the sidelines of a lunch held Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

But a conversation between Putin and Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko may have been more fruitful.

“We believe it’s a good thing they were able to speak, but it’s not a substitute for the steps it (Russia) needs to take to deescalate things, especially violence,” a senior administration official said. “It’s a positive thing that they spoke, but more needs to be done.”

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