Poroshenko spoke with Merkel by phone

Порошенко поговорил с Меркель по телефону

Merkel and Poroshenko

The sides discussed the situation in the Donbass and further efforts, including peacekeeping, to ensure progress in the peace settlement.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. As the press service of the Ukrainian President, the parties have coordinated their positions ahead of the meeting of the German Chancellor and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The parties also discussed the situation in the Donbass and further efforts, including peacekeeping, to ensure progress in the peace settlement.

Special attention Poroshenko gave the question of liberation of the Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners illegally detained in the temporarily occupied territories and Russia, in particular the immediate release of Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov.

The two sides also discussed the security challenges associated with the construction of Nord stream-2. The parties have agreed on a schedule for subsequent contacts in the framework of further development of bilateral dialogue.

Recently in Berlin, a meeting of Merkel with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, where they discussed, including the issue of Ukraine.

 

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