German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande after a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the "insufficient" progress in the situation in Ukraine, the Agency reports citing a source close to the administration of the French President.
As the source said, "the Chancellor (Merkel) and leaders (Hollande) raised the Issue of the need to exert pressure on different sides of the "in connection with "insufficient" progress.
according to the Agency, a telephone conversation between the leaders of the three countries was held on the first day of the week and lasted around 45 minutes.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as Among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict. Among one of the measures is the withdrawal from the separation line of heavy weapons.
June 3 in the area of Marinci has been a serious battle, the victims of which, according to the UN, became 34. The military has accused the militia in the attack, the same called statements of Kiev speculation. Authorized self-proclaimed republics said that the Ukrainian Military continues to pull to the contact line of heavy equipment and jet systems of volley fire, and the intensity of the attacks increased. The authorities DND and LNR pushing that War had brought heavy weapons to a safe distance, regulated by the Minsk agreements. Read