On the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, Jay Pharaoh plays President Obama, delivering lines on the situation in Ukraine, such as, “Thursday, I spoke with President Putin on the phone for an hour. It did not go well,” and mentioning that a top question from the American people was, “Hold up, what’s Crimea?”

Actor Liam Neeson joins Pharaoh, and although he admits he does “not have experience in international diplomacy,” he introduces the next phase of their plan: a message to Vladimir Putin.

Watch and see Pharaoh fight Putin’s toughness with his own shirtless antics.