Sunday, May 22 2016 17:03 EEST
Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of France Francois Hollande and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
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The parties stated that the security situation in Donbas remained complicated despite ceasefire arrangements achieved on the eve of Easter.

In this context, the President emphasized the need for compliance with the ceasefire regime by militants and admission of the OSCE to all border areas, so that the supply of Russian weaponry to the occupied territories of Donbas is terminated - reported by

The parties agreed that security was the main condition for continuation of political settlement of the situation.

The President has also emphasized the importance of deploying the OSCE armed police mission in Donbas. The Head of State addressed Germany as the OSCE presiding country with a request to speed up consideration of respective proposals.

The interlocutors highlighted the importance of continuing dialogue on the liberation of all hostages. In addition, the parties coordinated positions on the prolongation of sanctions against Russia on the eve of the G7 Summit in Japan.

Petro Poroshenko urged France and Germany to accelerate European internal procedures on the provision of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.

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