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Merkel 'worried' over developments in Crimea

AFP · 2 Mar 2014, 10:00

Published: 02 Mar 2014 10:00 GMT+01:00

"What is happening in Crimea worries us," Merkel said in a speech at a cultural event in Berlin, stressing the importance of "preserving the territorial integrity" of Ukraine.

The German leader spoke to interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk by telephone on Saturday, a government spokesman told AFP, while declining to reveal details of the conversation.

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