Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation in Normandy Format with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
The parties heard the report of Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan and his deputy Alexander Hug.
“Poroshenko called the last days of July the deadliest in 2017 and called on Russia to immediately stop its aggressive actions and arms deliveries to the occupied territories. The interlocutors noted the importance of a complete ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and withdrawal of forces with round-the-clock monitoring of the situation by the OSCE SMM,” President’s press service reported.
At the same time Poroshenko noted the necessity to introduce the UN peace-support mission to Donbas.
Poroshenko said Ukraine insists on immediate release of all hostages, including those who were illegally detained in Russia, in particular Oleh Sentsov and Roman Suschenko, and noted that Russian side is blocking the release of the hostages.
As it was reported Normandy Four held a telephone conversation. Poroshenko announced that the telephone conversations in the Normandy Format will take place on July 24. Ukrainian leader said that he will demand the immediate providing of the cease-fire along the contact line. The Foreign Ministry claimed that the main issue of the talks will be the security issues and the release of the prisoners.