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UK, U.S. and allies call on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine

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By Reuters
UK, U.S. and allies call on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine
UK, U.S. and allies call on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

– Leaders of the United States, Germany, Italy, France and Britain on Monday emphasised the need to provide a united front in the face of Russian threats and hostility.

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the prime minister spoke to U.S. President Joe Biden, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday evening about Ukraine.

“The leaders called on Russia to de-escalate tensions and reaffirmed their staunch support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity,” the UK PM spokesperson said.