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.
Merkel 'worried' over developments in Crimea
An armed man in military uniform stands near a government building in Simferopol, Ukraine. Photo: DPA
2 March 2014
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was concerned by the developments in Crimea, after Kiev accused Moscow of sending thousands of troops to the flashpoint Black Sea peninsula.