Poroshenko and Merkel agree on continuing consultations in Normandy format

Source : 112 Ukraine

Merkel has reported on the results of the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin
19:15, 20 August 2018

Twitter Sviatoslav Tsegolko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to the website of the President’s Administration. 

‘Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel agreed on continuing of consultations at the level of ministers of foreign affairs of the Normandy format regarding the peacekeeping mission of the UN on the occupied territory in Donbas,’ reads the message. 

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The Federal Chancellor reported on the results of the negotiations with the Russian President, which took place recently in Germany. 

Talking to Merkel, Poroshenko called to intensify efforts to release the Ukrainian hostages illegally kept on the Russian territory and on the occupied by its territory.  

A number of matters on the bilateral agenda were discussed, the sides agreed to continue contacts at the highest level. 

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As it was reported earlier, Putin and Merkel met in a Governmental residence Meseberg near Berlin. The leaders discussed Syria and Ukraine at the 3.5-hour meeting. 

Reportedly, Angela Merkel claimed at the meeting that Ukraine should remain the participant of the gas transit process to Europe.   

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