China says agrees with Russia on "appropriate" handling of Ukraine

BEIJING Mon Mar 3, 2014 3:18am EST

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Russia's foreign ministers spoke about the crisis in Ukraine on Monday, and both countries agreed it was very important to "appropriately handle" the issue, China's Foreign Ministry said.

"Both sides believe that the appropriate handling of the Ukraine crisis is very important to maintaining regional peace and stability," the ministry said in a statement on its website.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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