Hollande and Merkel call on Kremlin to support Syria ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande call on Russia to exert pressure on the Syrian regime to uphold a ceasefire in the country.

After speaking in a telephone conference call with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Britain's David Cameron and Italy's Matteo Renzi, the two leaders say there has been some progress since a cessation of hostilities went into effect last week.

"We all agreed that the political process must begin as soon as possible, because it will be the foundation for a transformation," Merkel says.

Last update: Fri, 04/03/2016 - 17:36

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