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West urges Putin to stop unrest in eastern Ukraine

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Russian President  Vladimir Putin says his talks with Obama and the incoming Ukrainian president were meaningful. (Source: FOX) Russian President Vladimir Putin says his talks with Obama and the incoming Ukrainian president were meaningful. (Source: FOX)

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE (FOX) - World leaders were together in France marking 70 years since D-Day.

There's been some high-profile wrangling on the sidelines  in France in an effort to bring peace to Ukraine.

The Russian president separately meeting President Barack Obama and Ukraine's incoming leader.

The German chancellor told Russia's president that Moscow has a responsibility to help end the unrest in Ukraine.

In their first face-to-face meeting since Moscow annexed Crimea in March, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the D-Day ceremony in France, alongside other dignitaries.

While they have talked on the phone in the last several months, Obama urged Putin to recognize Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's president after he was elected on May 25.

Putin and Poroshenko also got some face time.

Putin called both meetings meaningful, and talked of Poroshenko's plan for peace.

"He said bloodshed should be stopped immediately in the east of Ukraine. And he has a plan in that regard," Putin said of Poroshenko.

The two, reportedly agreeing to detailed talks in order to flesh-out a ceasefire between Ukraine's forces and pro-Russian separatists.

So far, Moscow has insisted it has no control over those separatists in the east while there's talk of a ceasefire to begin within a few days.

An amateur video out of eastern Ukraine shows what Russian separatists claim is a Ukrainian intelligence plane in distress.

They say they shot it down.

Ukraine's prime minister, speaking to parliament on Friday, vowing to liberate the east from what he called "banditry and terrorism."

"To summarize the 100 days that our country has gone through, I would like to describe them with one phrase - we survived," said Arseny Yatseniuk, Ukraine's prime minister.

On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden is leading a delegation in Kiev for the inauguration of President-elect Poroshenko.

Senators John McCain of Arizona, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Chris Murphy of Connecticut will be alongside Biden, who also is also expected to hold meetings with Ukraine's leaders to discuss a path forward.

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