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Russia's Putin and Ukraine President-elect call for end to bloodshed: Kremlin

Published on Jun 6, 2014 9:56 PM
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left), Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) speak following a group photo of world leaders attending the D-Day 70th Anniversary ceremonies at Chateau de Benouville in Benouville, France, on June 6, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko met on Friday and called for an end to bloodshed and violence on both sides, Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko met on Friday and called for an end to bloodshed and violence on both sides, Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"Putin and Poroshenko called for the soonest possible end to bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine, and to military operations on both sides - both by the Ukrainian armed forces and by supporters of the federalisation of Ukraine," Russian news agencies quoted Mr Peskov as saying.

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