On July 16, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
The parties discussed ways of further intensification of the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas region. The results of the recent meeting of Diplomatic Advisors within the Normandy format were positively noted in Paris, which should give impetus to the Trilateral Contact Group. The President of Ukraine and the Federal Chancellor of Germany stressed the need to achieve progress in the near future in the release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners, as well as the completion of the process for the separation of forces and assets Stanytsia Luhanska, in particular by dismantling fortifications and demining.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Angela Merkel also discussed the issue of further transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine.
Particular attention was paid to discussing the prospect of bilateral investment projects.