Putin, Merkel call for immediate truce in east Ukraine – Kremlin

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, Russia, May 10, 2015. Moscow's meddling in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl here has heightened concerns in Berlin that Russia is trying to stir up trouble in Germany, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/Files - RTX24XXM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a immediate restoration of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during a phone call on Tuesday between the two leaders, Kremlin said in statement.

“Serious concerns were expressed in connection with the escalation of the armed conflict resulting in human losses,” the Kremlin said.

(reporting by Maria Kiselyova, writing by Denis Pinchuk; Editing by Christian Lowe)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.