Germany's Merkel Urges Putin to Influence Separatists Over Ukraine

Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 07:55 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to use his influence over pro-Russian separatists to reach a ceasefire in Ukraine, the German government said in a statement.

The two leaders agreed in a phone call on Saturday morning that a swift, direct meeting of the contact group of diplomats from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Russia and Ukraine was needed to reach the truce.

"Both agreed that an international, independent commission under the leadership of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) should get quick access to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in east Ukraine," Berlin said in a statement.

 

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll: Support for Scottish Independence at 46 Percent

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 17:50 PM

Support for Scottish independence amounts to 46 percent of the electorate with 54 percent wanting to stay in the United  . . .

U.S. Separatists Watching With Glee as Scots Vote

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 13:55 PM

As Scottish voters weigh in on national independence, separatist groups inside the United States are nodding in approval . . .

Pope Francis: Christians Joining Jews in Suffering Religious Persecution

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 13:44 PM

It is Christianity's "turn" to suffer religious persecution, Pope Francis told a World Jewish Congress delegation visiti . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved