Had telephone conversations of the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, the foreign Ministers of the USA, Germany and Ukraine, John Kerry, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Pavel Klimkin, Russian Ministry informs.
With Kerry Lavrov discussed " certain international issues, including the situation around Syria and the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the fall in Ukraine ", noting "the importance of active influence on the process of implementation of "measures" on February 12, so as not to depart from the taken in the framework of the commitments, the most important thing in what concerns the need for direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk ", informs the foreign Ministry in Facebook. In conversation with Steinmeier, Lavrov drew attention to the need for a speedy withdrawal of Ukrainian military units from Shirokino, from which are derived units of the militia." The Ministers supported similar efforts in other parts of the contact line and called for assistance in this process from SCCC and the OSCE special monitoring mission ". During the conversation, Lavrov, Klimkin " the parties discussed at length the implementation of the Minsk agreements "." From the Russian side was accented task is to complete the demilitarization of Shirokino by venting the Ukrainian armed branches, as did the militia. Agreed to help in the upcoming meetings on the lines of the Contact group, and similarly, in SCCC to pay Close attention to the practical steps to de-escalate the situation along the line of contact, " the statement said.
Lavrov drew attention to the need to resolve issues related To the implementation of the constitutional reform in Ukraine the special status of Donbass and the holding of local elections in strict compliance With the Minsk agreements - through direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk "." In detail discussed the provision of humanitarian assistance to the needy people of the South-East of Ukraine ", - is informed in the report. On the last working day of the week had telephone conversations of the President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Putin in conversation With the leaders of the "Norman Quartet" has noticed that the most important condition to the settlement is the establishment of a direct dialogue between the Kiev authorities, the commissioners of Donetsk and Luhansk.