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    Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel set to discuss sanctions against Ukraine

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    French President Francois Hollande has welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Elysee Palace ahead of discussions set to be dominated by the crisis in Ukraine.

    In the run-up to the meeting the language on the situation in Kyiv has been wrapped in diplomatic tones.

    Paris and Berlin have already said the situation needs to be “re-evaluated”

    A spokeswoman for the German Chancellor said there would be further steps with regard to that.

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said: “We are not going to remain indifferent. France intends to act.” He added there could be a range of sanctions notably against those behind the violence, stressing France would like to work with Germany at EU level.