Trump says conflict in Eastern Ukraine should be settled peacefully

Source : 112 Ukraine

US President commended the efforts of Germany and France in settling situation in Donbas
23:10, 17 March 2017

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US President Donald Trump announced that United States together with Germany and France are committed to peaceful settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Particularly, he said this during the joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Markel, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports.

"I am grateful to Chancellor Merkel for her efforts together with President Hollande to settle conflict in Ukraine. Ideally, we are looking for peaceful solution," he noted.

Merkel in turn stressed that she is satisfied with commitment of Trump and his administration to Minsk process to resolve conflict in Donbas. 

"I am very content with the fact that American Administration and President devote themselves to "Minsk process", we really have to find a solution to this problem. It should be secure and stable solution for Ukraine. But relations with Russia should also improve," she said.

As it was reported earlier, US President Donald Trump appeared to ignore photographers’ request to shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the meeting in White House.

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