This was related to RTL on Friday, June 6, byFrench Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who was present at themeeting, reports Deutsche Welle.
At ameeting with Vladimir Putin, Francois Hollande said that there is aneed for a truce in Ukraine.
In turn,Putin acknowledged that he might have some influence over thepro-Russian separatists.
At thesame time, Putin emphasized that it was limited, said the head ofthe French Foreign Ministry.
Putin alsosaid that he was against holding a referendum on Luhansk andDonetsk regions independence from Kiev but such referendum tookplace.
Accordingto Fabius, Hollande and Putin also discussed the topic of Russiangas supplies to Ukraine. He stressed that both presidents spoke"very openly."