Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have talked on the telephone, the Kremlin press office said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Ahead of the bilateral meeting in Normandy on June 6, 2014, the leaders have exchanged opinions on the situation in Ukraine. The Russian president and German chancellor have supported developing coordinated measures to de-escalate the crisis," the document said.

The negotiations between Russia, the European Union and Ukraine on Russian gas supplies have been discussed as well, the press office said.

Russian and U.S. leaders discuss Ukraine crisis in a phone call - Kremlin

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