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 Merkel Asks Putin to "Clear Up" Russian Military Incursion into Ukraine

In a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin German Chancellor Angel Merkel emphasized Russia's major responsibility for de-escalation and watching over its own frontiers.

Germany's Angela Merkel told President Vladimir Putin by phone on Wednesday that reports of a new Russian military incursion into Ukrainian territory had to be cleared up, a spokesman for the chancellor said in a statement, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

"The latest reports of the presence of Russian soldiers on Ukrainian territory must be explained," said Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert. "She emphasized Russia's major responsibility for de-escalation and watching over its own frontiers."

 
 
 
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