Merkel Calls on Putin to Ensure Dialogue in Ukraine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to push for a "constructive dialogue" in Ukraine amid the ongoing unrest in the country.
Merkel held telephone talks with the Russian leader asking him to "push at his end for a constructive dialogue between the opposition and government,” the Chancellor’s office said in a statement.
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian parliament passed a law giving amnesty to those participating in massive street protests. The pardon is conditional on people's withdrawal from protest rallies, including in recently occupied administrative and government buildings.
Opposition politicians Thursday rejected the initiative, describing it as an attempt to undermine their cause.
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