In an article about the world leaders' "Game of He Said/He Said," the New York Times noted that the White House described the call as primarily Obama lecturing Putin, while Putin described it as primarily a demand for American support in Ukraine.
But that's all business. When asked if he thought Obama would save him from drowning, Putin had a much more favorable opinion.
"Besides intergovernmental relationships, there are personal relationships," Putin said. "I am not saying we have some special relationships with the president of the U.S. but I think he is a decent and quite courageous person. I think he would do it."
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