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German chancellor, Russia, US presidents discuss Ukraine

February 21, 2014, 1:05 UTC+3 BERLIN
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BERLIN, February 21, 0:59 /ITAR-TASS/. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. counterpart Barack Obama discussing the situation in Ukraine with them, the German government press service reported on Thursday.

“The German chancellor informed about current mission of the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland in Kiev,” the press service said. “The chancellor and both presidents shared the view that a political solution to crisis in Ukraine should be found and bloodshed should be stopped as quickly as possible,” the press service noted.

Putin voiced concern to Merkel over sharp deterioration of armed confrontation in Ukraine that radical wing of opposition is blamed for, the Kremlin press service reported earlier.

“Putin noted extreme importance of immediate end to bloodshed, need for urgent measures to stabilise the situation and curb extremist and terrorist raids,” the press service added.

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