Merkel: 'We will do all we can to help Ukraine'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel giving a speech in the Royal Gallery of the Palace of Westminster in London. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

The latest challenges to attempts to set up a new national government in the capital Kiev were discussed by Mr Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel at talks in 10 Downing Street.

Ms Merkel said: 'We will do everything we can in order to support this government that has a tremendously difficult economic situation".

"The issue of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is of central importance to us".

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