The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet on the first day of the week in Berlin to discuss the situation in the Donbass, said on France's foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
"Military operations are required to be completed and the troops must be withdrawn. Secondly, We must restore rules, need for elections in the Donbass ", – transmits the message of the Minister of RIA "news" referring to Reuters.
Fabius expressed hope that the meeting, which will take place on the first day of the week, will help the negotiators to move in both directions." We hope to find out, the most extreme by December ", – the diplomat said. On July 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the presidents of France and Ukraine Francois Hollande and the head of the Petro Poroshenko discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Leaders "channel four" agreed on the need of the agreement Between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics on the diversion of military equipment up to a caliber of 100 mm in the Donbass. However, in the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks Between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. On 13 August, the OSCE mission has recorded the use of heavy weaponry by both sides of the conflict. August 12 authorized authorized DND in the contact group Denis Putilin stated that in case of disagreement, Kiev participation in the negotiations in the format of "Minsk-2" military operations in Ukraine have the opportunity to go beyond the Donbass. According to him, Kiev is not fulfilled fully the Minsk agreements, DNR sees only the imitation and provocation. On the same day it was announced that the intelligence Ministry of defence DND recorded an increase in the number of MLRS " Grad ", tanks and artillery of the Ukrainian armed forces near the contact line in Donbas.