Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden on Tuesday agreed on the phone with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the situation in the Donbass and bilateral relations, said the press service of the White house.
according to the press service, the sides discussed "steps in the execution of the Minsk agreements After the meeting of the Normandy group in Berlin on October 19, "reports RIA" Novosti ".
"The leaders noted the importance of de-escalation and the need to continue the disengagement of forces on the contact line in the Donbass. The leaders noted that international punishment regarding Russia are required to be in effect until full implementation of the Minsk agreements", - the report says. Biden and Poroshenko also discussed a number of economic and bilateral issues and stressed the importance of further implementation of the programme of reforms in Ukraine. As I said yesterday the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov, Russia hopes that the partners in the channel format will convince Kyiv to work and stop to play a geopolitical farce. On Sunday, Deputy commander of the operational command of the DPR Eduard Basurin also said that the Ukrainian Military is artificially aggravate the situation in the Donbass, which is associated with the attempt to increase the defence budget for the next year. 21 September took place in Minsk signed a framework decision of the Contact group on Ukraine about breeding forces in the Donbass. However, the Ukrainian Military in a number of areas did not want to withdraw troops and equipment. In the Donbas acts once the agreement about the mode of silence, But running is far from universal. Then there was another aggravation of the situation in the Donbass. So, on October 12 while trying to break the Ukrainian security forces in the villages, the village of Kominternovo of Lenin and two militiamen of the Donetsk people's Republic have lost their lives and another five were damaged health.