German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader Barack Obama on Thursday in a telephone conversation discussed the situation in Ukraine, according to a report of the official envoy of the Federal government of the Federal Republic of Germany Steffen of Seibert.
" Both sides underlined the significance of the bilateral ceasefire. Here, most importantly, own contribution must pay the Russian Federation and affect separatists in the East of Ukraine in order and they respected the truce. In addition To Russian territory to Ukraine cannot move weapons or fighters, " said Seibert, quoted by RIA " Novosti ". According to the envoy of the government, Merkel and Obama believe that the chance for a truce need to apply and common purpose " is still stabilization in Ukraine, which will enable the country to democratically choose their own way." Before Thursday, the head of Ukraine Piotr Poroshenko in conversation With the Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden said that he is ready to return to the ceasefire, " as soon as confirmation of compliance in the bilateral format as well as in the conditions of the release of all hostages and establish surveillance over the border in the monitoring of the OSCE ". On Wednesday on the results of the quadripartite meeting of chapters the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Germany, Ukraine and France adopted a package of measures, which must, in the opinion of the parties, to cause strife in the East of Ukraine. For example, it was decided to initiate tripartite meeting of the contact group and to permit the Ukrainian border guards and OSCE observers at the Russian checkpoint. The President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a phone conversation on 30 June called for the prompt organization of the 3rd round of the consultations between the representatives of Kiev and South-Eastern regions of Ukraine. Putin drew attention to the importance of renewing the ceasefire and the creation of a reliable mechanism for monitoring observance of the truce with the active role of the OSCE. Remember, the first day of the week ended with the expiration of the truce in the East of Ukraine. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that it would not extend it. Since mid-April, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine " special operation " to suppress the protest movement in Donbass. Security forces are actively using heavy artillery and combat aircraft. Mentions numerous victims among the peaceful residents and the destruction of houses and infrastructure.