Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (top), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev on February 5, 2015
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Ukraine crisis: Leaders in new diplomatic push for peace

Diplomatic efforts are under way to end renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine.

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held urgent talks in the capital Kiev, presenting a new peace initiative.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is also in Kiev, said President Obama was "reviewing all options", including the possibility of providing "defensive weapons" to Ukraine, due to the dangerous escalation in violence.

Bridget Kendall reports.

  • 05 Feb 2015
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