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Published on June 17, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, June 14, 2014

The French President spoke to President Poroshenko this afternoon.
He offered him and the Ukrainian people his condolences following the attack perpetrated this morning against a Ukrainian military transport plane in Luhansk, which killed at least 49 people. Those responsible for this criminal act will have to be identified and prosecuted.

The French President assured President Poroshenko of his full support in completing the negotiations between the Ukrainian and Russian authorities initiated at the Bénouville meeting.

He recalled in particular the importance of the Russian authorities controlling their borders and of Moscow calling on the separatists to cease the fighting.

He signalled to President Poroshenko the need to reach an agreement on arrangements for Russian gas supplies./.