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Hollande and Merkel will `try everything` at Ukraine summit: France

 French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to a Ukraine peace summit in Minsk on Wednesday to "try everything right to the end," the French presidency said.

Minsk: French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to a Ukraine peace summit in Minsk on Wednesday to "try everything right to the end," the French presidency said.

The two leaders spoke to each other by phone "for a quick update on the situation", ahead of flying to Minsk to join Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for the talks aimed at ending the 10-month conflict, the Elysee Palace said.