"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine shares the concerns of our French and German partners about the lack of progress in the peace settlement process in Donbas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which were expressed in a joint statement that was made the foreign ministers of these countries on March 30," the message reads.
On that day, one Ukrainian soldier was killed by a sniper in Donbas, and three soldiers were wounded.
"Ukraine's Foreign Ministry together with Germany and France urge the Russian Federation as a party to the international armed conflict to immediately fulfill its security obligations under the Minsk agreements, in particular, to ensure a permanent ceasefire in Donbas," the statement said.
As we reported earlier, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) suggested holding an exchange of prisoners with Ukraine via "10 for 8" formula.
"The Donetsk People’s Republic insists on the swiftest exchange due to the complicated epidemiological situation in the world. For this reason, on March 26, during the meeting of Tripartite Contact Group, we put forward a proposal to exchange according to the ’10 for 8’ formula. The Ukrainian side flatly rejected our offer," DNR's Ombudsman Darina Morozova said.