Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande discussed implementation of Minsk agreements

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

Censor.NET reports citing Presidential Administration press service.

Poroshenko emphasized that the violation of cease-fire by Russian militants and non-admission of OSCE observers to the occupied territory and uncontrolled area of the Ukrainian-Russian border was inadmissible.

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The parties discussed further steps towards the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, in particular, agreeing on the modalities of local elections in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in line with Ukrainian laws as well as preparing for the restoration of Ukraine's full control over the Ukrainian-Russian border.

In this context, the president of Ukraine stressed the importance of establishing deadlines in 2016 with regards to all items of the Minsk agreements as Russia has previously failed to implement its obligations.

Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel, and Francois Hollande agreed to resume the conversation the following week.

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President Poroshenko also expressed condolences to Chancellor Merkel over the death of German citizens in the terrorist attack in Istanbul.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n368920