Ukraine is ready to withdraw from the contact line in Donbass weapons with a calibre less than 100 mm, said on the first day of the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel after talks with the presidents of the French Republic Francois Hollande And Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko.
"It is important to make the observance of the cease-fire became a reality ", - quotes its words news Agency.
"during our last telephone conversation in the Normandy format with the Russian President, We spoke about the fact that (from the frontline) must be given, and among them, weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 mm. And Petro Poroshenko today reiterated that the Ukrainian side is ready for it," said the Chancellor. Merkel also said that it is necessary to continue work within the Contact group." The trilateral Contact group - this is the format in which it should be carried out necessary work, - she said.- We agreed in Minsk that this format shall be used. ""so, need to create new formats is not" - said the head of the German government. Referring to today's talks in Berlin, Merkel stressed that they "serve to strengthen the" channel format ". 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.