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Russia, Britain shake hands for peaceful solution of Ukraine turmoil

01 May 2014 [10:08] - TODAY.AZ
Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed during a telephone conversation on Wednesday, April 30, that the crisis in Ukraine can only be resolved peacefully by diplomatic methods, ITAR-TASS reported.

"The main attention during the conversation was paid to the crisis in Ukraine. The President of Russia noted in particular that it would be important for the Kiev authorities to implement the Geneva Statement of April 17 unconditionally and promptly in order to de-escalate tensions in the country," the presidential press service said.

"The leaders of Russia and Great Britain agreed that the acute political confrontation can only be resolved by peaceful methods," it said.

Putin and Cameron agreed to continue their exchange of opinions. The telephone conversation took place at the British prime minister's initiative.



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