Putin-Merkel-Hollande hold talks on Ukraine

(AGI) Moscow, July 3 - Russian President Vladimir Putin, hisFrench counterpart Francois Hollande and German ChancellorAngela Merkel have held telephone talks on the situation inUkraine, the Kremlin press office reported. Mr Putin expressedhis concern over the growing number of civilians killed and theincreasing numbers of refugees fleeing southeastern Ukraine forRussia. All three leaders are pressing for more activeOrganisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)monitoring and confirmed that they would attend a meeting ofthe contact group before Saturday, with a view to achieving aceasefire. . .

(AGI) Moscow, July 3 - Russian President Vladimir Putin, hisFrench counterpart Francois Hollande and German ChancellorAngela Merkel have held telephone talks on the situation inUkraine, the Kremlin press office reported. Mr Putin expressedhis concern over the growing number of civilians killed and theincreasing numbers of refugees fleeing southeastern Ukraine forRussia. All three leaders are pressing for more activeOrganisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)monitoring and confirmed that they would attend a meeting ofthe contact group before Saturday, with a view to achieving aceasefire. . .