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Putin Asks Parliament to Withdraw Request for Ukraine Intervention

President Vladimir Putin has asked Russian lawmakers to revoke the right they had granted for Russian forces to intervene in Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported. The reports said that Putin issued the request to the upper house of parliament Tuesday. Late Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama urged Putin by telephone to help implement Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko's plan for easing political tensions, starting with a cease-fire declared on Friday. The White House said the...

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