Kremlin says Putin, Hollande discuss boosting efforts to solve Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW, March 12 Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:34am EDT

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MOSCOW, March 12 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday discussed "possibilities for stepping up international support" for a solution to the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

The tone of the Kremlin statement about a phone call differed from that of a statement from Hollande's office, which said Hollande told Putin he must do everything to stop the "unacceptable annexation" of Ukraine's Crimea region by Russia.

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