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Ukrainian PM meets British FM over crisis

English.news.cn   2014-05-07 18:32:43

KIEV, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday to discuss ways out of the East European country's political and economic crisis.

During the talks, Yatsenyuk said his country faced a number of challenges in the security and economics spheres and reiterated the need for coordinated actions by the international community to resolve the crisis, a government media statement said.

Hague praised the progress Ukraine had made in implementation of the April 17 Geneva peace agreement, it said.

Hague arrived in Kiev on Tuesday for a two-day working visit. During his stay, he is scheduled to meet the defense and foreign affairs ministers and the secretary of the country's National Security and Defense Council.

The Ukraine crisis, which originated from protests against the previous government's decision last November to abandon an association agreement with the European Union for Russian aid, took an abrupt turn in the past two months following bloody clashes between pro-Russian protesters and Ukrainian troops in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

To ease the tension, Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and the European Union reached a deal in the Swiss city of Geneva calling for all sides of the conflict to refrain from violence.

Editor: Yang Yi
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