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    Cameron Expects Russia to Use Its Influence to Stop Violence in Ukraine

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron said that United Kingdom expects Moscow to use its influence with eastern Ukraine independence supporters to halt atrocities in the Eastern European country.

    LONDON (Sputnik) The United Kingdom expects Moscow to use its influence with eastern Ukraine independence supporters to halt atrocities in the Eastern European country, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday.

    “We expect Russia to stop trans-border support of separatist forces and use its influence on them to bring violence to the end,” Cameron said in the House of Commons, the lower house of UK Parliament.

    The prime minister made the statement two days after the G7 summit wrapped up in Germany’s Bavaria, where Cameron and other leaders of the club's member states discussed anti-Russia sanctions imposed over Ukraine conflict.

    Cameron reiterated the G7 position that existing sanctions must remain in place until the Minsk deal for Ukraine reconciliation is fully implemented and that further restrictive measures would follow if Moscow’s actions do not reflect a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

    “Fully implementing Minsk also means action from Ukraine so it’s vital that President [Petro] Poroshenko’s government has the support to deliver the necessarily political and economic reforms,” Cameron added.

    The West imposed a number of restrictive measures on Russia over its reunification with Crimea in 2014 and alleged that Moscow was fueling the internal conflict between Kiev and eastern Ukraine independence supporters.

    Moscow denied the accusations and has taken an active part in international efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Ukraine. Russia is one of the countries that brokered the February ceasefire deal signed in the Belarus capital of Minsk.


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