Leader Barack Obama and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed the cease-fire in Ukraine, during the conversation, Obama expressed "strong support" ongoing negotiations to resolve the conflict.
"the head said today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in respect of a provision in the East of Ukraine and the current negotiations about the stop-fire and peace agreement, according to the report of the White house, reports RIA "Novosti. ""Director (USA) expressed condolences in connection with the ongoing destruction of the Ukrainian people and its strong support for the current peace talks," he said at the White house. Also Obama and Hillary Clinton has praised the efforts of Germany and France, aimed at the achievement of a lasting, peaceful resolution of conflict ", according to the White house." They Also agreed that Russia should not violate the commitments made on her own shoulders in Minsk in September, which must be the basis for resolution (conflict) through negotiations, " he said at the White house. Obama Also assured Poroshenko that North America in cooperation with international partners will be financial to support Ukraine as progress in reforms. First Tuesday of the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier held dialogues with the head of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov, as Well as the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. Before it was announced that the meeting of the contact group aimed at resolving the conflict in the East of Ukraine, will begin on Tuesday, 19. 00. The source said that the talks "channel four" in Minsk will be the development of the demilitarized zone and the beginning of a dialogue between Kyiv and Donbass, the signing of the document on the resolution of a dispute on the results of the summit is not expected. Prior to this it was declared that the meeting of the contact group on resolution of fall on the East of Ukraine will be held in Minsk in the complex " Diservis hall 18. 00. First it was announced that the presidential aide Vladislav Surkov plans to participate in the work of the contact group in Ukraine in Minsk. Before the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Belarus confirmed that the tripartite meeting of the contact group on the settlement of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine will take place in Minsk on Tuesday. First leader LNR Igor Carpenter said that the Luhansk and Donetsk national Republic in the negotiations of the contact group in Minsk on Tuesday will insist on fixing current tracing the line of contact. Before that, the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that the plan of Germany and France on the resolution of the conflict situation in the South-East of Ukraine assumes increased demilitarized zone from 50 To 70 kilometers. For his part, the head of the British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond believes that the territory on the East of Ukraine, occupied by the militia, after informing the ceasefire will not be recognized in a potential peace agreement.