Poroshenko expressed hope that theproposals for a ceasefire will be implemented by all theparties.
TheUkrainian head of state supported Russia's readiness to implement ajoint action plan for a peaceful settlement. According to PresidentPoroshenko, the action plan should contain mutual obligations ofbilateral ceasefire with its monitoring and verification by theOSCE, the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the territory ofUkraine, the creation of a buffer border zone, the release of allhostages and Ukrainian citizens illegally held captive on theterritory of the Russian Federation.
PresidentPoroshenko told the German Chancellor that he is counting on ajoint action plan to become basis for Tripartite Contact Groupconsultation, which will take place in Minsk on September5.
At the endof the conversation Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel havecoordinated their positions prior to the summit of NATO, which willbe held in Newport on September 4-5.