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Published on April 14, 2014
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, April 13, 2014

I spoke to the German and American foreign ministers today and will be speaking in the evening to my Russian counterpart and the Ukrainian Prime Minister about the worrying developments in the situation in eastern Ukraine.

France very firmly condemns the acts of violence which occurred in the region yesterday and today. We call on all the parties to show restraint and engage in dialogue so that a peaceful solution to the crisis is found quickly. Everyone must work for de-escalation.

I shall be going to Luxembourg tomorrow to determine, with my European Union colleagues, the measures required by the deterioration in the Ukraine situation./.

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