Hollande voices 'concern' to Putin over Ukraine tension

A Ukrainian paratrooper walks among the ruins of a building destroyed in shelling by pro-Russian separatists, in east Ukraine's Donetsk region, on August 14, 2016French President Francois Hollande voiced his “concern” over a spike in tensions in Ukraine, in a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his office said Tuesday. The call, which also included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, came after Putin earlier this month accused Kiev of plotting an armed incursion on Crimea, and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned of a possible “full-scale” Russian invasion.

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