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Ukraine, EU leaders to press Putin before truce expiry

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will join Ukraine's new leader on a Sunday call to Russia's Vladimir Putin before Kiev's shaky truce with pro-Kremlin separatists expires. 

Handout photo released by Bundesregierung, the German government press office, shows French President Francois Hollande (L), Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) speaking on June 27, 2014 in Brussels

The second such teleconference in four days was arranged in Brussels on Friday when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko put his name to a historic trade deal with Europe that breaks Kiev's bonds with Moscow.

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