Merkel, Hollande welcome agreement on cease- fire in Donbas

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande welcomed the agreement on cease- fire in the Donbas.

As reported by Censor.NET, referring to 112 Ukraine, the officials said in a joint statement released by the press service of the German government.

According to the statement, Merkel and Hollande support the agreement of the Trilateral Contact Group regarding the full cease-fire throughout the conflict zone on the occasion of the beginning of the school year.

The politicians reiterated that France and Germany continued supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity.

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The day before, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that France and Germany had supported the initiative of the Ukrainian side on the cease-fire in the Donbas from Sept. 1 adding that the decision of President Vladimir Putin of Russia was still expected.

As reported, the complete cease-fire in the Donbas was agreed to be observed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk Sept. 1. President Poroshenko informed that the truce in the anti-terrorist operation area in eastern Ukraine was observed Sept. 1.