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Japan's Abe, UK's Cameron urge Russia to solve Ukraine crisis

Published on May 2, 2014 3:02 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart David Cameron on Thursday urged Russia to help solve the crisis in Ukraine.

Cameron and Abe - in Britain for a two-day visit - held talks at the British premier's Downing Street office.

"Both leaders called for Russia to respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and work to de-escalate the situation," a spokesman for Cameron said after the meeting.

"They discussed the need for energy diversification ahead of the G7 energy ministers' meeting next week."

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