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Russia tells Germany Ukraine must not use army in southeast

  • German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius disembark from the aircraft after their arrival at the Tunis-Carthage International Airport in Tunis April 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

MOSCOW: Russia's foreign minister told his German counterpart on Friday that all violence in Ukraine must be halted, "primarily the use of the (Ukrainian) army and armed radical nationalists in southeastern Ukraine," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

It said that in a telephone conversation, Russia's Sergei Lavrov and Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier agreed that an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe mission should play an active role in efforts to defuse tension in Ukraine.

 
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