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France, Germany discuss Ukraine crisis with Russia
May 22, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on telephonic call with Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed Ukraine crisis, ways to end hostilities in Syria and Iran nuclear issue.

In a statement released the Elysee said the two European leaders have stressed that the time has come to make choices to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which is weighing on relations between Russia and the European Union.

Voicing deep concern over the Syrian government's last military offensive in Idlib, French President Macron and German Chancellor Merkel asked Putin to respect the ceasefire in Idlib and international regulations related to the use of chemical arms.

Speaking about rising tension between Iran and the United States, the three countries recalled their full commitment to preserving the 2015 nuclear agreement.