Ukraine phone talks between leaders last over two hours

French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 29, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

Paris: French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.

During the telephone exchange with Russia`s Vladimir Putin and Ukraine`s leader Petro Poroshenko, the leaders discussed "the importance of making new concrete advances in the security situation on the ground, prolonging the ceasefire and putting in place the peace plan" presented by Ukraine, the French president said in a statement.