Merkel and macron call with Putin Poroshenko to ensure the truce in the Donbass

Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel macron urged Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to intensify efforts of implementation of the Minsk agreements establishing a cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine, which is fragile.

About it reports Reuters, citing a joint statement by the leaders of Germany and France.

In particular, Merkel and macron stated that it is concerned that the security situation in the Donbas not substantially improved. They continue to monitor closely the situation in the East of Ukraine.


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“We urge President Putin and President Poroshenko to comply fully with their obligations, openly and publicly support the ceasefire and to ensure that appropriate orders were sent to military and local forces,” – said in a statement.

We will remind, on the night of August 25, has come in Ukraine “school” the truce, which was agreed during the telephone conversation, the participants of the Normandy format, and later is cemented in Minsk.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko positively assessed the “school” truce in the Donbas. He noted that since the beginning of the ceasefire (from August 25) in the ranks of the Ukrainian army has no losses and has almost ceased firing.