The leaders of Russia, Germany and France Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande in a telephone conversation confirmed their commitment to implement the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, said the press service of the German government.
Putin, Merkel and Hollande expressed support for the efforts of the contact group on the establishment of the ceasefire in the Donbass, RIA " Novosti ".
Merkel and Hollande in conversation With Putin has called it a threat to the Minsk process of the elections Donetsk and Lugansk Hollande, Merkel and Putin agreed that the meeting of leaders "channel four" will be useful if held in the coming weeks, said the Elysee Palace. The leaders supported the call for a complete ceasefire in Donbas From 1 September and agreed that it is necessary as soon as possible to complete the withdrawal of heavy weapons in the Donbass. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure.