Prime Minister presiding in the European Union Luxembourg Xavier Bettel said the progress in the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass, informs the press service of the Ukrainian President at the meeting, Mr Putin and Petro Poroshenko.
"He (Bettel) said progress in the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas, which, according to his statement," moving in the right direction, although the process is rather fragile, and too early to talk about significant progress." He positively assessed the activities of the " Normandy format ", - informs the press service following the meeting.
according to the press service, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg also said that the European Union and his country clearly stand in the position of supporting the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the need for strict observance of international law and the use of punishments to those who violate it.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.