Use your influence on Ukraine rebels, Merkel urges Putin

(AGI) Berlin, Oct 2 - Moscow has a responsibility to act as amoderating influence on pro-Russian separatists in easternUkraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian PresidentVladimir Putin in a telephone call. Mrs Merkel said theceasefire must be strictly respected, and the leaders sharedthe same concerns over the continuing violence in the formerSoviet republic, stated German government spokesman SteffenSeibert. . .

(AGI) Berlin, Oct 2 - Moscow has a responsibility to act as amoderating influence on pro-Russian separatists in easternUkraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian PresidentVladimir Putin in a telephone call. Mrs Merkel said theceasefire must be strictly respected, and the leaders sharedthe same concerns over the continuing violence in the formerSoviet republic, stated German government spokesman SteffenSeibert. . .