The Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with President of the French Republic Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern that the Ukrainian Military continues shelling of settlements of Donbass, said the press service of the Kremlin.
"The leaders of the three countries discussed the crisis situation in South-Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, as well as among them, taking into account past 26–27 August 2015 in Minsk meetings of the Contact group and its subgroups ", - notified on the Internet representation of the Kremlin.
Merkel and Hollande " has informed about the outcome of their recent meeting in Berlin with the President of Ukraine ". Putin " expressed concern at the continuing attacks by the Ukrainian security forces settlements of Donbass, the increasing military power of Ukraine along the dividing line "." Emphasized the need for direct dialogue between Kiev and representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as removing the financial and economic blockade of Donbass ", - reported in the report. The President of the Russian Federation "confirmed there is no alternative to a political resolution of the conflict situation on the basis of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, the importance of Ukraine agreed with the Donetsk and Lugansk constitutional reform. "" during the conversation the sides exchanged views on issues related to conduct in the fall of 2015 local elections in the regions of Ukraine. Also discussed the main aspects of further work within the " Normandy format ", including the dialogue of Ministers of foreign Affairs and preparation for the new summit ", - the report says. Remember, Berlin and Paris also made statements on the results of the negotiations.