New European Council chief Donald Tusk and US President Barack Obama urged Russia on Monday to pull back from eastern Ukraine, in a telephone call on Tusk's first day in office, the EU said.
"We shared our concerns over the crisis in Ukraine and agreed on how important it is for Russia to withdraw from eastern Ukraine, to stop supplying troops and equipment, to allow effective control of the border," former Polish premier Tusk said in a statement released by Brussels.
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