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Ukraine warns Russia against 'act of aggression' in Crimea

Ukraine's acting president has warned Russia that troop movements outside its naval base in Crimea would be seen as an "act of aggression". Armed men seized regional government headquarters and parliament and the Russian flag is flying from buildings

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Cameron 'concerned by spiralling violence' in Ukraine

David Cameron has phoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the "spiralling violence" in Ukraine, a Number 10 spokesperson said.

The Prime Minister called Chancellor Merkel earlier this afternoon to discuss the appalling situation in Ukraine.

They are both extremely concerned by the spiralling violence. They agreed that the immediate priority must be to stop the violence and that President Yanukovych has a particular responsibility to help de-escalate the situation by pulling back government forces.

The Prime Minister plans to speak to more leaders in the next 24 hours and Ukraine will feature on the agenda of the PM’s bilateral with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte tomorrow afternoon.

– A Number 10 spokesperson

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