He said this in his speech at the Elysee Palace.
The French President said that France wanted to have an impact on Russia, which must play its role in the peaceful settlement.
"We together with Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to establish contacts during August with Ukrainian President Poroshenko and President Putin to support the resumption of a dialogue," Hollande said.
As a reminder, G20 summit will be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on September 4-5.
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