Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a videoconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. This was reported by the press service of the Office of the Ukrainian leader.
The head of the Ukrainian state thanked Germany and France for their unchanging position in support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as active participation in the negotiations in the Normandy format so far, expressing hope for the same active participation in the future.
Further steps were discussed with a view to a peaceful settlement in Donbass, as well as preparations for the next Normandy Four summit.
The parties noted that they expect constructiveness from this summit and the achievement of agreements on agreed sequential steps that can ensure the establishment of a stable peace in Donbass. The leaders of the three states discussed proposals for agreements that could be considered at the Normandy format summit.
The President of Ukraine informed the interlocutors about the security situation in the east of the country, as well as the efforts that the Ukrainian side is making to achieve peace.
The German and French leaders welcomed the significant practical steps taken by the Ukrainian side to resolve the conflict. They assured that their states will continue to make all necessary efforts for a peaceful settlement in Donbass.
The participants in the meeting noted the importance of the parties’ compliance with the obligations assumed in Paris in December 2019, and agreed on the need for a detailed discussion of the status of their implementation during the next Normandy Four summit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron promised to raise these issues during a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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