German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), Russia"s President Vladimir Putin (C) and French President Francois Hollande attend a meeting on resolving the Ukraine crisis at the Kremlin in Moscow
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Ukraine crisis: Hollande and Merkel in Putin talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have held talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin to try to end escalating fighting in Ukraine.

Mr Hollande and Mrs Merkel had brought to Moscow a peace proposal whose details have not been released.

Meanwhile a truce has allowed civilians to leave Debaltseve, at the heart of the latest fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Russia is accused of arming pro-Russian separatists - a claim it denies.

Bridget Kendall reports.

  • 06 Feb 2015
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