Press release

PM’s phone call with other world leaders on Ukraine

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David Cameron spoke to President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, President Hollande and Prime Minister Renzi about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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Following the phone call, a Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister spoke today to President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, President Hollande and Prime Minister Renzi about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The 5 leaders welcomed the efforts by the Ukrainian government to implement the Geneva agreement, including cooperation with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and working towards constitutional reform and decentralisation. They condemned the absence of any efforts on the part of Russia to support the implementation of the Geneva agreement, and the further efforts to destabilise Ukraine and to undermine the 25 May elections.

While they continued to hold open the door to a diplomatic resolution of this crisis, based on the Geneva agreement, the 5 leaders agreed that in the light of Russia’s refusal to support the process, an extension of the current targeted sanctions would need to be implemented, in conjunction with other G7 leaders and with European partners.

Published 25 April 2014