“Norman four” agreed to call later and called for a cease-fire in the Donbass
The heads of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia reiterated the need for the activities of the Minsk package and agreed to phone later.
This is stated in a joint statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Makron, writes UKRINFORM.
“The heads of state and government agreed that the political, humanitarian and economic issues, and security aspects of the Minsk package of measures should be implemented in full”, – is spoken in the statement published on the website of the Chancellor late in the evening on Monday.
“Violation of the cease-fire must cease immediately. The heads of state and government called for the respect of the announced Trilateral contact group on 21 June 2017 truce. Should take the necessary measures to prevent damage to civilian infrastructure and important facilities, to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Donbass”, – said in a statement.
Poroshenko during the negotiations, “Norman Quartet” spoke English
The heads of state and government, in particular, discussed the importance of withdrawal of heavy weapons, especially in the most affected areas, the list being insisted on by France and Germany. They instructed the working group on the security of the Trilateral contact group to identify and establish such zones in the next meeting which will be held August 2, 2017. The participants demanded further breeding of forces in three pilot areas in the framework of the decisions of the Tripartite contact group from 21 September 2016. The parties will take all necessary steps to ensure the full observation of this process of SMM of the OSCE, ” – said in a statement.
The disengagement of troops and equipment in their current positions in the village of Lugansk should be performed without delay, under constant surveillance and from the fuel of the OSCE, according to the requirements of the framework decision of the Tripartite liaison group on 21 September 2016. It was about the need to ensure safe access of the OSCE SMM to all areas of Donbass, including temporarily controlled parts of the Russian-Ukrainian border, as well as safety observers.
The French President and the German Chancellor called on the parties to make mutual steps based on the work of humanitarian and economic working groups to the end of the year to continue the exchange of prisoners according to the principle “all for all”, as provided Minsk agreements.
The parties will make reciprocal steps to restore economic relations. The details of this should be considered as soon as possible.
Political advisors of the heads of state and government will meet next month. And the heads of state and government meanwhile agreed to continue the exchange of views during the next telephone conversation.
Video”the Ukraine” not to be: the leaders of the “Normandy four” held a regular telephone conversations
As previously reported, on July 24 had a telephone conversation regarding the Donbass between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the leader of France Emmanuel Macron, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bankova said that had lasted about two hours. Him and Merkel stressed the inadmissibility of any statements that undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in particular regarding the establishment of the so-called “little”. Also the parties discussed the ceasefire and the process of liberation of hostages.