Germany Seeks ‘Substantial’ Talks on Ukraine Controversy

June 30, 2014 11:39 AM

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Germany said “substantial” negotiations on ending the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine should start today, as a second top-level conference call was planned to seek a peace agreement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for more than two hours yesterday. The four leaders will speak again today, Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin, emphasi...

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