Merkel and Putin talk Ukraine in Normandy
AFP/DPA/The Local · 6 Jun 2014, 15:23
Published: 06 Jun 2014 15:23 GMT+02:00
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"The chancellor expressed her conviction that, the time must now be used, after the internationally recognized presidential election, to stabilize the situation, especially in Eastern Ukraine. Russia must live up to its significant responsibility in this matter," Merkel said, according to her spokesman Steffen Seibert.
The two leaders held talks lasting around an hour at a hotel in northern France as world leaders gathered to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day that this year has taken place against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis.