Hollande, Merkel tell Putin of their 'extreme concern' over Ukraine events

The French and German leaders spoke to their Russian counterpart by phone hours after a Ukranian army plane was shot down leaving 49 dead.

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The leaders of France and Germany on Saturday voiced "extreme concern" over the ongoing violence in Ukraine and called for a ceasefire after 49 died when pro-Russian separatists shot down an army plane, reports Focus.