I can't imagine why Putin is still taking Obama's calls - unless they don't have Caller ID in Russian, and he is expecting someone else. Why in the world would Putin, or anyone in his government, take calls from ours? Entertainment value?
"Hey Sergei, he 'condemned' my actions again. I do not think this word means what he thinks it means."
"Put Kerry on speaker, he is going on and on about his 'strong concerns'. We shall make it a drinking game. One shot of vodka for his every 'concern'."
Could the USA look any more impotent? Can't you just see Obama stomping his foot as he tells Putin that he rejects the results of the vote? The Crimean vote doesn't count because the King of America says it doesn't count. Or something like that.