Alexander Shishlo. The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the upcoming August 24 meeting in Berlin with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will urge him to abide by obligations to respect the Minsk agreement of 12 February, believes is close to the European Commission's online resource.
France's foreign Minister Laurent Fabius have said before, that " military operations (in the conflict area - ed.) must be completed and the troops must be withdrawn ".
"message Fabius has the ability to be interpreted as evidence that Hollande and Merkel will put pressure on Poroshenko to perform his obligations, which he took on his own shoulders when the agreement was signed in Minsk on 12 February," writes Euractiv.
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, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass discussed during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.