Ukrainian Politics

 Poroshenko arranged meeting of contact group in Minsk for Dec. 24 and 26 in Normandy format

President Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande, and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

Censor.NET reports citing the Presidential Administration.

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The parties have emphasized the necessity of fulfilling all arrangements of the Minsk agreements, namely the cease-fire, pullback to the delimitation line laid down in the Memorandum of Sept. 19, withdrawal of troops and heavy armament, and immediate liberation of all hostages. The Ukrainian President has also underlined the necessity of liberating Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian pilot who was captured by Russia and is being held in a Russian prison.

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The Heads of State have agreed to hold the next meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk on Wednesday and Friday.

Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, and Vladimir Putin have also agreed to continue phone consultations in a few days.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n317489