British Prime Minister David Cameron called German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday afternoon to discuss “the appalling situation” in Ukraine.
“They are both extremely concerned by the spiralling violence,” a Downing Street spokesperson said following the phone conversation.
“They agreed that the immediate priority must be to stop the violence and that President Yanukovych has a particular responsibility to help de-escalate the situation by pulling back government forces.
“They discussed how they could work together and with international partners to foster a solution to the crisis,” the spokesperson noted. “They agreed to do all they can to secure support from all sides in Ukraine for a possible roadmap, proposed by European foreign ministers in Kiev earlier today, which could lead to a peaceful solution to the crisis.