Putin says Ukrainian army must quit south-east - Kremlin
MOSCOW May 1 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that the withdrawal of Ukrainian military units from the south-east of the country, ending violence and launching a national dialogue are key issues, the Kremlin said.
The Kremlin also said that Merkel, in a call it said she initiated, asked Putin to help free European military observers who are being held by pro-Russian militia in Ukraine. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Nigel Stephenson)
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