President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
The parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Normandy Summit in Paris on December 9, 2019.
The Head of State informed the interlocutor of the security situation in Donbas.
The Federal Chancellor expressed concern over the non-compliance with the ceasefire regime by the illegal armed forces.
The interlocutors discussed the issue of choosing three additional areas for disengagement on the touch line in Donbas, and expressed hope for the achievement of progress in this sphere at the next meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on February 12 in Minsk.
The President of Ukraine reiterated the need to ensure unhindered access to persons kept in the uncontrolled territory of Ukraine for international humanitarian organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The parties also touched upon the need to continue the EU's personal sanctions against former high-ranking officials of Ukraine suspected of misusing public funds and committing crimes during Maidan.