Agence France-Presse (AFP) cites the Atlantic Council for honoring Ukrainian singer and activist Ruslana Lyzhychko at its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards dinner:

The Kremlin said Putin had spoken to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday and both had agreed that an end to the crisis could only be achieved through peaceful means.

By contrast Ukrainian pop star Ruslana, who spent months singing for protestors in Kiev, made an impassioned plea to US President Barack Obama to take “resolute action” and show “courage” to end the escalating crisis in her homeland.

“Mr President Obama, words cannot stop tanks,” Ruslana told the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington.

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