Germany ready to assist in Umerov’s treatment - Angela Merkel

29.09.2016 18:42 252

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stated that Germany is ready to provide assistance in treatment of Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov.

This has been reported by the president’s press service.

“The President called for enhancing international efforts for the release of all Ukrainian hostages. The Federal Chancellor noted that Germany was ready to assist in treatment of Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov,” reads the report.

The sides also discussed the situation in Donbas. President Poroshenko informed on the shelling by Russian militants despite the agreement on ceasefire and emphasized the importance of unhindered access of the OSCE to all districts of the occupied territory.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, in turn, once again confirmed that Ukraine had fulfilled all the criteria necessary for the introduction of a visa-free regime with the EU.

She also expressed condolences over the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy. “We are with you today,” Angela Merkel said.


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