German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky supported the reformatting of the Trilateral Contact Group, which is involved in resolving Donbas conflict. This was reported by the Office of the President of Ukraine.
"Chancellor Angela Merkel said she supported the changes in the work of the Trilateral Contact Group initiated by Ukraine," the statement said.
The head of the Ukrainian state also informed the Chancellor of Germany about the current security situation in Donbas, noting the problems that require increased attention from Ukrainian international partners.
“We are open, we are ready to move forward. It is extremely important to ensure the access of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the occupied territories for verification of detainees. The access of the OSCE SMM for monitoring is also important. We want to identify new separation of forces' sites. Effective implementation of the agreements reached in last year in Paris should open the way to the next summit in Berlin," Zelensky said.
In addition, the leaders of the countries discussed the issue of cooperation between Ukraine and Germany in the field of countering the Covid-19 pandemic and financial and economic relations.
Earlier the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, during the working visit to Germany, gave an interview in which he stated that the Ukrainian side was ready to negotiate the special status of these regions within Ukraine, without giving them the right to veto any national decisions.