The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held the phone conversation with the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. They discussed the situation in Donbas and coordinated the attitude on the fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements before the G20 summit in Hamburg. Particularly, it concerns the meeting of the leaders of France, Germany and Russia. The press service of the Ukrainian President reported this.
Angela Merkel assured Poroshenko that the fate of Ukraine will not be determined without presence of Ukraine. The politics noted that the fulfillment of the key points of the Minsk Agreement is in the priority. They expressed the solicitude towards the constant violations of the cease-fire regime by the Russia-backed militants and the threats to the security of the OSCE SMM observers.
Petro Poroshenko emphasized the importance of the release of the Ukrainian hostages, who are in the thrall of the militants and on the Russian territory. The necessity to continue the active contacts in Normandy Format was mentioned during the phone conversation to make Russia to fulfill the Minsk Agreement.
Merkel thanked Poroshenko for his participation in the farewell ceremony of the former Germany Chancellor Helmut Kohl in Strasbourg.