25.07.17 10:50

Germany and France demanded immediate cease-fire in Donbas, - joint statement by Merkel and Macron

Berlin and Paris have demanded that all parties to the conflict in the east of Ukraine immediately cease fire in the Donbas.


As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, this was announced by Germany and France leaders in a joint statement after the Normandy Four talks on July 24, involving head of states from Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia.

The signatories demanded that violations of the cease-fire are stopped immediately. President of France Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have demanded that the parties abide by the agreement to cease the fire reached by the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk on June 21, 2017, the document reads.

The leaders of Germany and France also called to implement the Minsk agreement in full, including political, economic, and humanitarian issues, security issues, and demanded the exchange of prisoners at all-for-all basis until the end of 2017.

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Macron and Merkel said it was important to restore economic ties between the parties of the conflict.

As reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with Normandy Four leaders - President of France Emmanuel Macron, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin on July 24.
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