Ukraine ceasefire deal `is not dead`: France

 France said on Wednesday that the Ukraine ceasefire deal signed last week "was not dead" and it would do "everything to keep the agreement alive" despite the capture of a key town by pro-Russian forces.

Paris: France said on Wednesday that the Ukraine ceasefire deal signed last week "was not dead" and it would do "everything to keep the agreement alive" despite the capture of a key town by pro-Russian forces.

"We will continue, we know we have some problems, we know that not everything has been settled," said French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll. "But between the situation just before the Minsk agreement and the situation now... there has been progress."

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