Tuesday, August 30 2016 21:40 EEST
Hollande: 'Risks of escalation in Ukraine are high'
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French President Francois Hollande warned on Tuesday that tensions in Ukraine had worsened in recent months and were at risk of further deteriorating

'This summer, the situation has become much worse. The risks of escalation are high.' Hollande told an annual gathering of French ambassadors, Unian reports.

Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had had contact throughout August with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Putin, Merkel and Hollande agreed to discuss Ukrainian issue at the G-20 summit.

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