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Putin in talk with Hollande stresses that Kiev must stop violence in Ukraine’s southeast

MOSCOW, May 30. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, stressed that the Kiev authorities must immediately stop violence and bloodshed and begin direct dialogue with Ukraine’s south-eastern regions, the Kremlin press service said on Friday.

Putin also confirmed his presence at the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing on June 6, the Kremlin press service reported.

The two presidents also discussed issues of their bilateral meeting in Paris on June 5.