Merkel, Poroshenko hold phone conversation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The parties discussed Christmas cease-fire, the work of the JCCC, Ukrainian hostages
09:53, 23 December 2017

President's press service

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, according to the press service of Ukraine's President.

The state leaders expressed regret over Russia's decision to unilaterally withdraw its representatives from the Joint Control and Coordination Center for the Ceasefire in Donbas. They also discussed steps aimed at restoring the full-fledged work of the JCCC.

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Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel supported the agreement reached within the recent session of the Trilateral Contact Group on Dec. 20 envisaging a new cease-fire regime in Donbas that started midnight on Dec.23 due to the Christmas holidays.  

Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel also emphasized the importance of the implementation of decisions that will lead to the liberation of Ukrainian hostages by the end of the year.

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