There is disagreement of the West and Russia over Ukraine, and they should certainly be addressed, said on the first day of the week in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel after talks with the presidents of France and Ukraine, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko.
"Made in the Minsk agreement is the Foundation For peace in Ukraine, and it is impossible to put them into question ", – reports the words of Merkel news Agency. The Chancellor stressed that the OSCE mission should be able to continue its work in the country.
"The meeting will help to strengthen the" Normandy format ", We are all in favour of further work on the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", – quoted post Angela Merkel, RIA " Novosti ". In her expressions, the sides agreed on further work on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, for his part said that the Minsk agreement on ceasefire in Ukraine is still not fully complied with." For We have only one rule – compliance with the Minsk agreements. In regard to the ceasefire – they still have not been fully respected ", – Hollande said." The ceasefire in Ukraine is not respected, the parties are at a standstill state the violations of the ceasefire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the separation line is not running " – stated Merkel." First, the ceasefire is not fully observed, incessantly heard complaints of violations. We must do everything to implement the rules of the ceasefire ", — said Merkel. According to the Chancellor, ought to obey all the rules prescribed in the Minsk agreements, as well as among them " to finish, finally, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the separation line "." Ukrainian side is ready to comply with these rules " – 'm sure Merkel. She said that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has been invited to the dialogues in Berlin For understanding the Ukrainian vision of the situation in the Donbass. German Chancellor and leader of France also discussed with the Ukrainian President elections in Eastern Ukraine, as well as their congruence with the requirements of the OSCE." We debated on the issue of democratic elections, which according to the Minsk agreements are required to be held in the East of Ukraine ", — said Merkel, noting that this issue is a key one. Merkel added that the tripartite Contact group is the main forum For negotiations on settling the situation in Ukraine, and among them political." The participants of the Berlin talks on Ukraine will report on the outcome of the meeting the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the phone or in person", - has added the German Chancellor. Remember, the Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine on the first day of the week will gather in Berlin To discuss in the "Normandy format" further steps to resolve the Ukrainian fall. Before the first day of the week, the new leader of Poland Andrzej Duda said that in terms of the first role of a leader of a country visit to Berlin on August 28, wants to raise the issue of changing the format of talks on the situation in Ukraine. Last week was soveshenee legal experts " channel four ". It was held behind closed doors in the premises of the German foreign Ministry. Participants planned to discuss the progress of constitutional reform in Ukraine, the issues of decentralization and legal situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. A source in the Russian delegation said that the dialogues specialists "channel four" in Berlin were not easy, but the conversation was constructive.