President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly ignored each other today as they stood just feet apart during a for state leaders’ commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
World figures met in France in the midst of a current geopolitical crisis, with Putin standing alongside leaders, including Obama, who are against his aggressive moves into Ukraine.
All eyes were on Putin and Obama as they refused to acknowledge each other at the group photograph before keeping their distance as they headed to lunch at the Chateau de Benouville.
But as speculation mounted over whether or not they would talk, the White House confirmed that the pair did indeed speak ‘for 10 to 15 minutes’ once they went inside for the luncheon.
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