President of Ukraine

President had a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany and President of France

13 January 2016 - 17:45

President had a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany and President of France

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

The Head of State emphasized that the violation of ceasefire by Russian militants and non-admission of the OSCE observers to the occupied territory and uncontrolled area of the Ukrainian-Russian border was inadmissible.

The parties discussed further steps to fulfill the Minsk agreements, particularly coordination of modality of holding local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions under the Ukrainian legislation and preparation to 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 the Minsk agreements as Russia disrupted the implementation of its obligations.

Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande agreed to continue contacts the following week.

President Poroshenko also expressed condolences to Chancellor Merkel over the death of German citizens as a result of the terrorist attack in Istanbul.