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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, in this May 10, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Ukraine crisis by phone on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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