Wednesday

7th Dec 2016

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Merkel, Hollande, and Putin talk but set no meeting

Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Francois Hollande had a phone call with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, a day after Putin "postponed" a visit to Paris. They said in a statement that they had "worked together" to set up a so-called Normandy Format meeting with Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreement to end the war in eastern Ukraine. But no meeting was announced.

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