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Merkel, Hollande urge Poroshenko to give Donbass self-rule

Posted by seumasach on July 13, 2015


13th July, 2015

Poroshenko now finds himself between a rock and Right Sector. The right-wing bruisers who helped bring him to power are in open revolt. And now his closest European allies have gone public with their dissatisfaction over Kiev’s so-called constitutional “reforms.” Via AFP:

German Chancellor Angel Merkel and French President Francois Hollande took the rare step Friday of pressing Ukraine’s Western-backed leader to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.

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