President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
The parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Normandy Summit on December 9, 2019 in Paris.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy touched upon the security issues in Donbas. The interlocutors commended the agreement on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas, which begins at 00:01 on July 27, 2020, the President of the Russian Federation supported this agreement. The leaders agreed on the necessity to urgently implement additional measures to maintain a ceasefire in Donbas.
The Presidents of the two countries discussed details of interaction in terms of demining, disengagement of forces and assets, opening of new checkpoints on the touch line, activities of the OSCE SMM, as well as ensuring access of the International Committee of the Red Cross to detainees. Volodymyr Zelenskyy raised the issue of the release of Crimean Tatar Ruslan Suleymanov due to the tragic death of his three-year-old son.
The President of Ukraine stressed the need for further practical steps in the issue of the release of detained Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea, as well as in the Russian Federation.
The parties also discussed the Law on the Special Procedure for Local Self-Government in Certain Districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions, which is being considered by the TCG political subgroup, and the Law on Decentralization, which provides for amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine.
Emphasis was placed on the need to successfully implement the agreements reached by the four leaders in Paris in the context of the importance of holding the next summit of the Normandy Four in Berlin.