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Zelenskiy and Macron talk about ways of immediate de-escalation in east Ukraine

Munich Security Conference, in Munich
Munich Security Conference, in Munich

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday he had an “urgent” phone conversation with the French President Emmanuel Macron and discussed possible ways of immediate de-escalation and political-diplomatic settlement in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine has reported an increase in ceasefire violations by Russia-backed separatists recently, and Kyiv’s Western allies are concerned that Russia is poised to launch a military offensive against Ukraine. Russia denies any plans to attack its neighbour.

“(I)Informed about the aggravation on the frontline, our losses, the shelling,” Zelenskiy wrote in a tweet.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets in Kyiv; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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