The leaders of Russia, Germany and France Tuesday agreed in a phone call to speed up the exchange of data aimed at fighting terrorism, the Kremlin said.

 

 

They spoke following Monday’s deadly bomb attack on a metro train in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg which killed 14 people and wounded 50.

 

The Kremlin said the leaders also discussed the situation in Ukraine and the Easter cease-fire declared from April 1.

 

A German government source said: “Merkel urged Putin to use his influence with the separatists [to keep to the April 1 cease-fire].”

 

The Kremlin added that Putin, Merkel and Hollande have agreed to continue contactst on Ukraine.

 

 

 

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