Poroshenko calls on Russia to immediately stop aggression against Ukraine

Poroshenko calls on Russia to immediately stop aggression against Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has participated in the phone conversation in the Normandy format and called on Russia to immediately stop its aggressive actions and supplies of weapons to the occupied territories of Ukraine.

This is reported by the press service of the Head of State.

"President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation in the Normandy format with President of France Emmanuel Macron, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The parties heard the report of Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan and his deputy Alexander Hug. President Poroshenko called the last days of July one of the bloodiest in 2017 and urged Russia to immediately cease aggressive actions and supply of weapons to the occupied territories," the statement reads.

The parties noted the importance of full ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weaponry and troops, as well as 24/7 monitoring by the OSCE SMM. Petro Poroshenko emphasized the importance of deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas.

In addition, the Head of State once again noted that the liberation of hostages is blocked by the Russian party. “Ukraine insists on the immediate liberation of all hostages, including those illegally kept in Russia, particularly Oleg Sentsov and Roman Sushchenko,” Poroshenko stressed.


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