"We must return Minsk process in constructive direction," - Porosenko to Merkel

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko paid a one-day visit to Germany, where he held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential administration.

Petro Poroshenko and Angela Merkel discussed the situation in Ukraine and the Minsk process, as well as the Ukraine-EU relations. Ukrainian president noted that significant attention was paid to the improvement of the efficiency of the Minsk agreements implementation - fulfillment of the cease-fire requirement, withdrawal of heavy artillery, liberation of hostages and implementation of the entire security complex necessary for the achievement of peace in the Donbas.

The German Chancellor emphasized that sustainable truce hasn't been established yet and the Minsk agreements are not implemented in full.

It was also agreed that Russia violates the truce on a regular basis and to motivate Putin to join negotiation process is a top-priority at the moment.

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President of Ukraine recalled the decision of Russia to recognize fake documents of the 'DPR' and 'LPR', actual spreading of the ruble zone and "confiscation" of the Ukrainian public and private assets in the occupied territories. "Given these conditions, we have to act resolutely to return the Minsk process in a constructive direction," the Head of State stressed. He added that Ukraine insists on full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Petro Poroshenko underscored the importance of the meeting, as it takes place on the eve of the G7 Summit. "We expect the meeting in Sicily to demonstrate unity of the whole civilized world in support of Ukraine. We are grateful to our countries-partners for keeping the Ukrainian issue high on the agenda.

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The parties have also discussed the agenda of the reforms in Ukraine. The President expressed gratitude to Germany and the EU for their active support in the internal reforms. The Chancellor of Germany praised the progress in this issue and emphasized the need for continuing the process of reforms in Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko also thanked Merkel and other European leaders for their support in the introduction of the visa-free regime. "We are glad that the leadership of Germany and France, the EU leadership is willing to resolutely support Ukraine in the issues of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state," he said.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/v440673