Merkel, Hollande seek more Russian deescalation in Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and visiting French President Francois Hollande Saturday urged "more de-escalation signals" from Russia for presidential elections to take place in Ukraine.

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and visiting French President Francois Hollande Saturday urged "more de-escalation signals" from Russia for presidential elections to take place in Ukraine.

Both leaders said Ukraine`s stabilisation was an urgent task for peace and security, calling for efforts aimed at achieving a political solution to the crisis, Xinhua reported.
They stressed the importance of holding a "free and fair" presidential election in Ukraine May 25 as planned, which should take place under the observation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

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