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 Poroshenko Accepted Merkel’s Proposal to Introduce Medvedchuk as Negotiator of Ceasefire

Merkel offered to continue negotiations of the contact group under control of the OSCE during conversation with Poroshenko, Hollande, and Putin.

Censor.NET reported this, citing the press service of the President of Ukraine on Wednesday, June 25.

"The telephone conversation of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place in the quadripartite format today. It was devoted to the implementation of the peace plan in Eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko informed the interlocutors of the serious violations that occurred during a unilateral ceasefire declared by the President of Ukraine. The President specified that 52 cases of ceasefire violations by terrorists, which killed 18 and injured 27 people, were recorded since June 20. President of Russia supported the proposal to introduce Poroshenko ceasefire and its monitoring.

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Poroshenko stressed that the implementation of the peace plan and control of the whole perimeter of the border is possible provided the presence of OSCE observers, including representatives of Russia. The Head of State noted during conversation that the Federation Council decision to cancel permission to use Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine is a positive signal to the implementation of the peace plan. At the same time, the President stressed that Ukraine expects real actions of Russia, which will further stabilize the situation in the Donbas. The President urged the President of Russia to take specific measures to stop the supply of arms and vehicles to the militants across the border of Ukraine.

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Federal Chancellor of Germany summed up the negotiations by proposing to support the next joint steps:

1. To provide the monitoring system with control elements (concerns roadblocks and consignment of the checkpoints on the of Ukrainian-Russian border) with the participation of OSCE observers, including representatives of Russia during ceasefire;

2. To continue the negotiations of Tripartite Liaison Group on June 26;

3. To exchange lists of hostages. Russian leaders to make public statements on the liberation of all people to those who keep them imprisoned.

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Federal Chancellor of Germany proposed the Tripartite Liaison Group comprising of Leonid Kuchma, Heidi Tagliavini and Zurabov to be joined by Medvedchuk to act as a fixer. The President of Ukraine and the parties of negotiations agreed to the proposal of Angela Merkel. The parties agreed to continue the discussion in this format on Thursday June 26," the statement says. Censor.NET previously reported that Tiahnybok urged the General Prosecutor's office to investigate the participation of Medvedchuk and Shufrych in negotiations with terrorists.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n291534