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Merkel urges Russia to reduce troops on Ukraine border

It is the way to "to de-escalate tensions"

08 April, 15:16
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, APR 8 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Thursday to reduce Russia's troop buildup near Ukraine, her office said in a statement. "One subject of their conversation was, among others, the increased Russian military presence near eastern Ukraine," the statement said. "The chancellor called for a reduction of these troop reinforcements to de-escalate tensions." (ANSA-AFP).

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