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    Merkel Aims to Discuss Ukraine at Talks With Putin on G20 Sidelines

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Sunday she wanted to discuss the Ukraine crisis at the one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

    HANGZHOU (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Russian leader discussed the Ukraine crisis with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.

    "I am glad we have an opportunity to hold negotiations… I think that the issues we are going to discuss are very important and it is great to have this opportunity to have bilateral talks on, for example, Ukraine," Merkel said ahead of the meeting in Hangzhou, China.

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