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Hollande, Merkel want Moscow to force militants for talks

Jul 10, 2014    

Paris, July 10 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have reiterated their calls on Moscow to put further pressure on pro-Russia militants to accept talks to reach a ceasefire.The two leaders discussed the matter in a phone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.Brokering the first ice-breaking meeting between Ukraine and Russia top officials, the two European leaders stressed "the importance to quickly adopt a political solution based on a bilateral cease-fire, to implement a mechanism to control borders with the OSCE and to release...

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