Obama to deliver statement, hours after phone call with Putin

August 1, 2014 9:55 PM

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Obama to deliver statement, hours after phone call with Putin

During a phone call with Russian President Putin on Friday, Obama 'reiterated his deep concerns’ about Russia’s support for separatists in Ukraine, in light of evidence the Russian-backed insurgents shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet on July 17.

President Obama will address the nation Friday afternoon, just hours after he spoke by phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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