Putin in conversation with Merkel accused APU provocations in the Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in the Donbass.

This is reported in the Kremlin.

“They discussed the situation in the South-East of Ukraine deteriorated sharply in recent days because of the provocative actions of the Ukrainian side. Expressed serious concern at the escalation of the armed conflict, in which there are human victims, significant damage to civilian infrastructure and housing in some settlements of Donbass”, – stated in the message.

The sides spoke in favor of the immediate resumption of the ceasefire.

“The two leaders agreed to intensify diplomatic efforts to facilitate a peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. In particular, is meant to provide in the near future, contacts between foreign Ministers and assistants of the leaders in the “channel format”, and then to continue to discuss the situation at the highest level”, – reported in the Kremlin.

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