05 April 2020,   01:10
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Germany and France called on Russia for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Idlib

Germany and France called on Russia for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Idlib.

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel broke away from the extraordinary European Council budget summit in Brussels to call Vladimir Putin to suggest convening a meeting to try to broker a ceasefire.

“The chancellor and the president wanted to alert President Putin about the humanitarian situation of the civilian population in Idlib province in Syria”, - said Macron’s office.

Macron and Merkel “called for an immediate cessation of hostilities” and asked parties “not to block humanitarian aid access to populations in need”.

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