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    French president Francois Hollande, right, kisses German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

    Merkel, Hollande Discuss Normandy Four Talks in Berlin

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    Following Normandy Four talks in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande address reporters.

    Both leaders attended the talks alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

    The leaders discussed resolving the conflict in Ukraine.

    Merkel said that it is necessary to hold Normandy Four meeting on Ukraine on a Regular basis. She also reported that the group agreed on roadmap on Donbass, noting that the meeting in Berlin did not yield huge results, though.

    "It is necessary to hold such meetings on a regular basis to continue work on this process. These are big goals that we have set," Merkel said at a press conference in Berlin.

    According to the chancellor, France and Germany intend to follow up on this process as the Minsk agreements "are the basis that we have, the only agreement which will help us overcome the situation when the truce is constantly violated."

    "We discussed the working process on security issues, political changes that should be worked on, and — and this is real progress of today — we discussed the process of creating a road map," Merkel said.

    Angela Merkel also pointed out that an armed OSCE mission in Ukraine is not an urgent issue at the moment.

    "We talked about OSCE monitors getting access to all areas all through to the border, the Russian president pointed to it, and in some cases getting access is difficult. Besides, as was said before, if there is an election process, if there are election rules, then we can also talk about an OSCE mission, including armed missions. But at the moment it is not an urgent issue," Merkel said at a press conference after meeting Russian, French and Ukrainian leaders.

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    • marcanhalt
      You got to hand it to this pair as they kiss their careers a fond goodbye. Let it not be said, however, that dialecticism does not work, as the two of them have pushed respective nations to another 'click' towards oblivion and ruin. Still, as long as their are reasonable minds, the dufasses of this world will be brought up short by the vox populi.
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