France, Germany to help 'verify' Ukraine cease-fire deal

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Posted: Feb 12, 2015 4:58 AM

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are committed to helping verify the cease-fire process in Ukraine, along with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders.

Speaking at the end of marathon peace talks, Hollande said Thursday the announcement of a new cease-fire deal has come as a "relief to Europe."

Previous cease-fires have largely fallen apart.