German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to use United Nations Security Council discussions for a "quick, unanimous international reaction", Reuters reports.
Merkel said she was in agreement with Putin that the conflict can only be solved politically.
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As the West wakes up to another day, it is not just Prime Minister David Cameron who has a Syria problem - so does President Barack Obama.