Poroshenko agreed with Merkel, Hollande and Putin meeting of the week

President of Ukraine Poroshenko
President of Ukraine Poroshenko
Also, the presidents of Ukraine, France and Russia as well as German Chancellor agreed to continue negotiations in Channel Telephone format.
President of Ukraine Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In the so-called “Norman format” they discussed the situation in the Donbas and fulfillment Minsk Protocol of September 5 and Minsk memorandum dated September 19, the press service of the President of Ukraine.

Poroshenko, Hollande, Merkel and Putin agreed on the need to respect all points of agreement for peace in the Donbass.

They encouraged the trilateral meeting of the contact group to ensure progress on the implementation of the agreements Minsk by the end of the week.

In particular, the agenda of the meeting of the contact group should include questions ceasefire entering the dividing line, which is defined in the Memorandum, the withdrawal of troops and heavy weapons, and the early release of all hostages.

Also the president of Ukraine drew attention to the urgent need to release from a Russian prison People’s Deputy of Hope Savchenko, whose health deteriorated.

Presidents of Ukraine, France and Russia as well as German Chancellor agreed to continue negotiations in Norman phone format in a few days to maintain an active dialogue and a follow agreements reached in this format.

Recall, September 5 in Minsk participants trilateral talks signed a preliminary protocol ceasefire agreement in Donbas.

However, the ceasefire is not respected.

On 9 December, the positions of all forces counter-terrorist operation in the Donbass commissioned ceasefire .

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