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 Putin agreed to possibility of peacekeeping mission in Donbas - Poroshenko

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation in the Normandy format with President of France Francois Hollande, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

Presidents of Ukraine, France, Russia and Federal Chancellor of Germany emphasized the need to fulfill the Minsk agreements and called for strict compliance with comprehensive cease-fire regime in the Donbas. They have also emphasized the need of providing access for the OSCE to execute monitoring and verification of the cease-fire regime in 10 locations along the collision line that have been defined earlier, Censor.NET reports citing the president's press service.

The parties have endorsed the proposal of the Ukrainian president on demilitarization of Shyrokyne and deployment of the OSCE post there. Instead, the rule of law can be provided by the Ukrainian police.

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The interlocutors stand for the beginning of functioning of the working groups headed by the OSCE that should reflect the structure of the Trilateral Contact Group.

In the context of discussing the ways of peaceful settlement, President Putin agreed to an opportunity of deploying peacekeeping contingent in Donbas.

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The Ukrainian president has emphasized the inadmissibility of sending the so-called Russian humanitarian convoys through the uncontrolled border area between Ukraine and Russia. He has urged to facilitate the delivery of Ukrainian and international humanitarian aid to the residents of Donbas living in the areas controlled by militants.

The president of Ukraine has once again urged the president of Russia to liberate Nadiya Savchenko.

The parties have also touched upon other security, humanitarian and economic issues.

 
 
 
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