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 Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande discussed anti-Russain sanctions, escalation in Donbas, and visa liberalization

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the president.

The head of state informed on violations of the cease-fire regime by the pro-Russian militants, which hinders political settlement.

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The parties agreed that the issue of security and restoration of Ukrainian control over the border was very important. They also stated that sanctions against Russia must remain until full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The interlocutors agreed to intensify negotiations.

President Poroshenko urged the EU to accelerate consideration of the issue of providing the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.

The head of state also asked President Hollande to facilitate the issuance of visas for Ukrainian fans who are planning to visit the European Football Championship in France.

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