Head of France sees risk of escalation of conflict

The head of France sees the risk of escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, Syria

French President Fransua Olland warned Tuesday that tensions in Ukraine has increased in recent months and there is a risk of further deterioration of the situation, as well as in Syria.

Speaking at the annual meeting with the French ambassador in Paris, Hollande said he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the whole of August maintained contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

"This summer, the situation has become much worse. There is a great risk of escalation"- Hollande said.

The President is also concerned about the Turkish military operation in northern Syria and said that this could lead to an escalation of the conflict. He called on the parties to cease hostilities and return to negotiations.

According to Hollande, nearly a year after Russia intervened in the war in support of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, "now Turkey has decided to place the army on Syrian territory to give protection" (The Arabic name "an Islamic state").

Hollande expressed support on the eve of Washington’s concern, indicating that Ankara passing "It carries out actions against the Kurds"Who are fighting with yourself "an Islamic state" with the support of the US-led coalition.

"These multiple and contradictory invasion involve general acute risk"- Hollande said.

French special forces involved in operations in Syria, along with Kurdish and Arab armed groups as part of the international coalition.

Hollande said that an urgent need to stop the bloodshed. Paris is seeking the adoption of UN Security Council resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government and rebels "an Islamic state".

According to the President, Russia, Assad’s main ally, can not ignore the use of such weapons and must support the resolution, the basis for the resumption of peace talks.

"Regime (Assad) and its foreign supporters still believe today in the military setting, where a settlement can only be a political"- French President said.

He added that he would raise the issue at a meeting with Putin at the G20 summit in China next week, and in October, when the Russian leader to come to Paris.

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