Hollande 'deeply concerned' by Ukraine: spokeswoman

22nd January 2014, Comments 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande Wednesday expressed serious concern over the increasing violence in Ukraine and urged the government to ensure the rule of law.

Hollande voiced his "very serious concern" after Kiev tightened laws on "freedom of expression and assembly," government spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said.

He also urged the Ukrainian authorities "to strictly respect their commitments in respect to democracy and the rule of law," she said.

© 2014 AFP

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