Merkel and Hollande Demand Putin to Put Pressure on Separatists in Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to influence the separatists to hold efficient negotiations.

The telephone conversation of the world leaders was heldon Thursday morning, the Elysee Palace official website states, UkrainskaPravda reports.

Hollande andMerkel once again stressed on the need to quickly achieve apolitical solution, the parameters of which are known: a bilateralcease-fire; development of a mechanism to monitor the border incooperation with the OSCE, the release of allhostages.

They asked thePresident of the Russian Federation to apply all the necessarypressure on the separatists to make them hold efficientnegotiations and make the necessary specific steps to ensurecontrol of the Russian-Ukrainian border.

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Merkel andHollande noted the stabilization of situation in the cities wherethe Ukrainian troops resumed control.

It is also notedthat in the near future a four-way telephone conversation betweenthe leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will beorganized.

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