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A Downing Street spokesman said:

“The Prime Minister remains gravely concerned about events in Ukraine and is determined to pursue all avenues to reduce tensions and de-escalate a very dangerous situation.

“This evening he will speak to President Obama, Polish Prime Minister Tusk and Lithuanian President Grybauskaite.

“Earlier today the Foreign Secretary flew to Kiev to meet the new Ukrainian authorities, make clear our support for them, and urge continued restraint.

“In current circumstances, the Prime Minister is clear that the focus of our engagement with Russia must be the situation in Ukraine, rather than other normal business. The Foreign…

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