Durbin: Kerry Described Obama’s Call With Putin As ‘Ominous’ And ‘Worrisome’


Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) this weekend said he heard a troubling description from Secretary of State John Kerry of President Obama’s phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I asked John Kerry, ‘How was that conversation?’ He said it was ominous, it was worrisome. There were no commitments made by Putin,” Durbin said in a speech to the Ukrainian community in Chicago over the weekend, according to Buzzfeed.

Durbin said that Obama condemned Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

“He was expressing the fact that he needed to send in troops to protect those in Crimea of Russian ancestry and Russian language and certain religious groups,” he said. “And what the President made clear to Putin was, this was unacceptable.”