Following the phone call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:
The Prime Minister called Chancellor Merkel earlier this afternoon to discuss the appalling situation in Ukraine.
They are both extremely concerned by the spiralling violence. 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. 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.
The Prime Minister plans to speak to more leaders in the next 24 hours and Ukraine will feature on the agenda of the PM’s bilateral with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tomorrow afternoon.