Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, during which the situation in eastern Ukraine was discussed. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.
“The situation causing concern in connection with the stalling of the process of resolving the internal Ukrainian conflict was thoroughly discussed. At the same time, the three leaders noted the importance of the implementation of the 2015 Minsk agreements as an uncontested basis for a settlement. They also emphasized their interest in further coordination of the efforts of Russia, Germany and France in the “Normandy format”, the message says.
It is noted that “taking into account the emerging difficult state of affairs in the settlement of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine, the leaders instructed their political advisers and foreign affairs agencies to intensify contacts and work along the lines of the“ Normandy Four ”. “The Foreign Ministers will lead the case to a meeting in this format at their own level.
It was also agreed to continue, through appropriate channels, the study of the prerequisites for a possible organization, if appropriate, of a Normandy summit, “the press service added.
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