Merkel, Hollande require immediate cessation of hostilities in Donbas

KYIV, January 27 /Ukrinform/.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande require an immediate ceasefire in the east of Ukraine.

The leaders of Germany and France said this in a telephone conversation that took place on Monday evening, January 26, DW online news site reported.

In particular, Hollande and Merkel have mutual opinion that there is a need to quickly put an end to the violence.

As reported, recently Hollande also had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As a reminder, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier accused separatists of undermining efforts to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine after shelling of Mariupol. He also called on Moscow to influence the militants.

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