Monday, April 3 2017 14:30 EEST
Ukraine
President had a trilateral phone conversation with Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a trilateral phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande.

The parties discussed the situation in Donbas. Petro Poroshenko condemned the lasting aggression of Russia and the ongoing shelling, inter alia, with heavy weaponry by the Russian militants and servicemen despite the ceasefire declared on April 1.

The parties underlined the need for consolidation of the ceasefire regime.

The President stressed the importance of liberation of all hostages held in the occupied Donbas and in Russia.

The parties confirmed the importance of further work towards the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

President Poroshenko thanked Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande sor supporting the introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.

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