Kremlin says Putin, Hollande voice concern over Ukraine

by Reuters
Monday, 24 February 2014 19:17 GMT

MOSCOW, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Francois Hollande voiced concerned over the political crisis in Ukraine in a telephone conversation on Monday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

It said the talk had been initiated by the French side.

In Paris, Hollande's office said the French president had tried to persuade Putin to back a peaceful political transition in Ukraine.

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