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 Obama and Merkel agreed to hold Russia accountable and finalize robust financial support package for Ukraine

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U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about the "significant increase in violence" in eastern Ukraine.

The White House said the two leaders spoke by phone on Jan. 27 as Obama traveled back to the United States from a trip to India and Saudi Arabia, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Liberty.

Obama and Merkel agreed on the need to hold Russia accountable for its support for the separatists and failure to fulfill its commitments under a peace agreement.

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The leaders also discussed the importance of finalizing a "robust package of financial support" for Ukraine to stabilize its economy. They emphasized that the reforms that are now taking place in Ukraine, will lay the groundwork for the economy's growth and prosperity.


 
 
 
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