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  3/3/2014, Adar Bet 1, 5774

Putin Agrees to German Proposal on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a proposal from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to set up a contact group on Ukraine, the German government said Sunday, according to AFP.

Merkel put the proposal to Putin in a telephone conversation late Sunday in which she also "accused the Russian president of violating international law with the unacceptable Russian intervention in Crimea," said a government statement.