Merkel and Putin discuss Ukraine in phone call
AFP · 23 Mar 2014, 21:15
Published: 23 Mar 2014 21:15 GMT+01:00
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The two leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine after Crimea joined Russia and "expressed their satisfaction about an agreement for a term of an OSCE observation mission" to the crisis-hit ex-Soviet state, a Kremlin statement said.
Russia has already expressed hopes for the success of the mission of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), while stressing the observers were excluded from Crimea after Moscow took it over.