Cameron, Merkel discuss Ukraine

British Prime Minister David Cameron called German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday afternoon to discuss “the appalling situation” in Ukraine.

“They are both extremely concerned by the spiralling violence,” a Downing Street spokesperson said following the phone conversation.

“They agreed that the immediate priority must be to stop the violence and that President Yanukovych has a particular responsibility to help de-escalate the situation by pulling back government forces.

“They discussed how they could work together and with international partners to foster a solution to the crisis,” the spokesperson noted. “They agreed to do all they can to secure support from all sides in Ukraine for a possible roadmap, proposed by European foreign ministers in Kiev earlier today, which could lead to a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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