Ukraine

Hollande, Merkel meet in Paris ahead of fresh Ukraine crisis talks next week

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The French president and German Chancellor warned of further sanctions against Russia if Ukraine ceasefire continues to be violated.

Hollande warns 'coming hours decisive' for Ukraine peace deal

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The French president, who helped broker the peace agreement reached in Minsk between Russia and Ukraine, said it was still at a fragile stage.

Hollande, Merkel and Putin arrive in Minsk for Ukraine talks

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The French, German and Russian leaders will be joined by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for negotiations for a ceasefire in east Ukraine.

Germany's Merkel and France's Hollande head to Kiev and Moscow

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The surprise peace initiative was announced by President Hollande as he held a key-note press conference in Paris.

France's Hollande meets Putin on Ukraine crisis

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Hollande, who was in Moscow on way back from trip to Kazakhstan, is most senior Western leader to visit Russia since it annexed Crimea.

French defence minister says Russia may never receive Mistral warships

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Jean-Yves Le Drian's comments came days after President Hollande said France would postpone handover of first ship because of Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia

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France says conditions are 'not right' for delivery of first of two Mistral navy assault ships, blaming Moscow's recent actions in Ukraine.

Russian sailors get French warship training

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Around 400 Russian sailors are in France for training on warship that France is selling to Russia despite US concern over Ukraine crisis.

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

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

Putin and Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis in Paris

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The Russian and French leaders are to meet for talks on Ukraine and 'bi-lateral issues' on the eve of June 6 D-Day commemorations in France.

Despite pressure, France won't cancel warship deal with Russia

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Though US wants France to delay or scrap €1.2 billion contract, French officials say ending contact would harm Paris more than Moscow.

Hollande says sale of warships to Russia still on 'for now'

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French president says deal over sale of two Mistral warships was signed back in 2011 and will be completed in October despite Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine crisis: France, Germany threaten Russia over poll

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France's Francois Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel hint at tougher sanctions if presidential elections on May 25 do not take place.

French president to travel to Georgia 'within days' as Ukraine crisis deepens

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François Hollande will visit Russia's southern neighbour as it mulls signing same EU pact that was rejected by Ukraine's former president.

Paris talks on Ukraine end in US-Russia deadlock

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US Secretary of State John Kerry tells press conference that there was no breakthrough after four hours of talks with his Russian counterpart.