Putin, Merkel and Macron stress importance of ceasefire in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

During their meeting "the situation in Ukraine and the ways of its settlement were discussed"
17:22, 8 July 2017

112 Agency

The leaders of Germany, France and Russia at today's meeting on the margins of the G20 summit stressed the importance of a ceasefire in Donbas, which was considered in the framework of the Minsk agreements. This was reported by a representative of the German government on the results of negotiations, informs Reuters.

As the press service of the Kremlin reported, during the meeting of Putin, Merkel and Macron "the situation in Ukraine and the ways of its settlement were discussed."

Fron the Russian side meeting was attended by presidential aide Yuri Ushakov and deputy head of the presidential administration - presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

We recall that the summit of the Big Twenty is taking place in July 7-8 in German Hamburg. Also on Friday, July 7, on the margins of the G20 summit, a meeting between the presidents of Russia and the US, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump took place. The talks were also attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The meeting lasted 2 hours 16 minutes.

During the talks, both presidents denied that they had previously been personally acquainted. Also, Putin assured the American leader that Russia did not interfere in the elections in the United States.

In addition, the politicians reached an agreement on a ceasefire in southwestern Syria.

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