Poroshenko expressed hope that the proposals for a ceasefire will be implemented by all the parties.
The Ukrainian head of state supported Russia's readiness to implement a joint action plan for a peaceful settlement. According to President Poroshenko, the action plan should contain mutual obligations of bilateral ceasefire with its monitoring and verification by the OSCE, the withdrawal of all foreign troops from the territory of Ukraine, the creation of a buffer border zone, the release of all hostages and Ukrainian citizens illegally held captive on the territory of the Russian Federation.
President Poroshenko told the German Chancellor that he is counting on a joint action plan to become basis for Tripartite Contact Group consultation, which will take place in Minsk on September 5.
At the end of the conversation Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel have coordinated their positions prior to the summit of NATO, which will be held in Newport on September 4-5.