Tatiana Firsova. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday held two telephone conversations with the presidents of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, said the official government Commissioner Steffen Seibert.
Merkel Poroshenko expressed condolences in connection with death of people in Mariupol, and Putin has again urged to affect militias." in conversation with President Putin, the Chancellor urged him to prevent a new escalation in order to implement the Minsk agreements to provide increased impact on separatists. As the signatories of the Minsk agreement, they are obliged to sit down at the negotiating table with representatives of the contact group and to adhere to the provisions of this agreement ", - reported in the treatment of Seibert received in the Last news .
In the leadership of the Russian Federation confirmed that the leaders of Germany and Russia had a conversation on the phone.
in conversation with Poroshenko Chancellor also stressed that it is necessary to adhere to the Minsk agreements.
" must be done in order to come To a peaceful solution and to implement the September Minsk agreement. This is the 1st and foremost, respect for the ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons with agreed in September the contact line, As it was discussed this week by the Ministers of foreign Affairs of the countries of the " channel format ", - said the Chancellor of the Ukrainian President, says Seibert. According to Merkel, the tripartite liaison group of authorized Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE plays a significant role.
The so-called "channel format" consists of the commissioners of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine.
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