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Published: Sunday June 22, 2014 MYT 8:35:02 PM
Updated: Sunday June 22, 2014 MYT 8:36:02 PM

Putin tells Merkel, Hollande Ukraine peace plan should include ceasefire-Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told his German and French counterparts the Ukraine peace plan should be "backed up" with a de-facto ceasefire, the Kremlin said in a statement on Sunday.

"Putin backed the decision by P.A. Poroshenko to carry out a peace plan," the readout of the phone conversation read. "...It was stressed that the intentions voiced by the head of the Ukrainian state should be backed up with a real ceasefire."

The Ukrainian forces seven-day ceasefire began last Friday as part of a peace plan by President Petro Poroshenko, but fighting continued throughout the weekend.

(Reporting By Alexei Anishchuk)

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