President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
The heads of state discussed the results of the G7 summit in Biarritz. The President of Ukraine thanked for the consistent position of Germany as regards the impossibility of Russia’s return to the G7 given its aggression against Ukraine and occupation of Crimea.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed of the security situation in the east Ukraine, in particular the implementation of the agreements on the separation of forces and means in the area of Stanytsia Luhanska by the Ukrainian party.
He also confirmed that Ukraine remained consistent in fulfilling its commitments on peaceful settlement in Donbas using political and diplomatic mechanisms.
The President of Ukraine called for an urgent meeting of the leaders of the countries of the Normandy format with a view to discuss the peace process and coordinate further steps to resolve the conflict.
In turn, Angela Merkel expressed support for Ukraine's efforts to restore peace in Donbas and agreed with the necessity of holding a meeting at the highest level in the near future. The parties agreed to hold a preparatory meeting of diplomatic advisors to the heads of state and government on September 2.
During the conversation, the parties discussed a number of issues of Ukrainian-German cooperation and interaction in the international arena.