Poroshenko reacts to Merkel, Macron's call for ceasefire in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s President stressed that he instructed the leadership of the Armed Forces to continue to adhere to the announced silence regime
11:22, 29 August 2017

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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko welcomes the calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the ceasefire in Donbas. Poroshenko wrote this on his Facebook page.

"I welcome the persistent call of Germany and France leaders , first of all, on the Russian president, as an aggressor country’s leader and party to the conflict, to ensure full compliance with the ceasefire regime in connection with the start of the academic year," the report said.

Poroshenko noted he instructed the leadership of the Armed Forces to continue to adhere to the announced silence regime.

"This issue, among others, was discussed during my today's meeting with the military leadership in Kramatorsk," the president said.

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"The ceasefire regime on the occasion of the academic year start should have comprehensive nature, creating favorable conditions for the advancement of the peace process and aim to restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Poroshenko stressed.

As it was reported earlier Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Macron called on the presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko to fulfill their duties on ensuring the cease-fire in Donbas. The statement says that since the last phone negotiations of the Normandy Four, the situation in Eastern Ukraine “hasn’t considerably changed.”

Since the beginning of the new cease-fire in Donbas, the militants didn't stop the attacks.

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