President Poroshenko held phone conversation with ‘Normandy Four’ leaders18.04.2017 09:41 231
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation in the ‘Normandy format’ with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande and President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the president’s press service reports.
“The leaders of the ‘Normandy format’ confirmed commitment to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, particularly as regards security and political aspects of settlement,” reads a report on the president’s website.
They welcomed the agreement to restore ceasefire regime on the occasion of Easter, as it was agreed at the Trilateral Contact Group meeting on March 29, and underscored the importance of strict compliance with the abovementioned regime.
The leaders also called on increasing efforts to liberate and exchange detained persons on the “all for all” principle, and condemned threats to the OSCE SMM observers.
The parties thanked President of France Francois Hollande for his efforts within the Normandy format and expressed hope that the given format will continue functioning after the presidential elections in France.