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Telephone conversations with Angela Merkel and David Cameron

February 20, 2014

Vladimir Putin had telephone conversations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

During the conversation, was expressed grave concern over the current spike in tension in Ukraine due to the actions by the opposition's radical wing. Vladimir Putin stressed that it is extremely important to cease any bloodshed and take urgent measures to help stabilise the situation in the country and prevent any extremist or terrorist raids.

The Russian President informed Angela Merkel and David Cameron that Russia's Human Rights Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin will fly to Kiev to act as a mediator in negotiations with the opposition.

February 20, 2014