Ukrainian Politics

 Poroshenko, Merkel discuss recent developments in Donbas, Privatbank nationalization

President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

As reported by Censor.NET citing presidential press office, Poroshenko expressed condolences to the German people over the terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. "We condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever it may happen," the head of state noted.

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The parties discussed the situation in the Donbas, particularly the attempted attack by Russian militants near Svitlodarsk.

Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel underlined the importance of the cease-fire in Donbas and immediate liberation of Ukrainian hostages.

The German chancellor also emphasized the importance of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement by the Netherlands and completion of all procedures for the introduction of the visa-free travel for Ukrainians.

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Angela Merkel also welcomed courageous and necessary decision of the Ukrainian authorities regarding nationalization of Privatbank.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n420616