Tuesday, July 25 2017 17:59 EEST
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President held a phone conversation in the Normandy format
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The President called the last days of July one of the bloodiest in 2017 and urged Russia to immediately cease aggressive actions and supply of weapons to the occupied territories.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation in the Normandy format with President of France Emmanuel Macron, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

The parties heard the report of Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan and his deputy Alexander Hug.

The President called the last days of July one of the bloodiest in 2017 and urged Russia to immediately cease aggressive actions and supply of weapons to the occupied territories.

The parties noted the importance of full ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weaponry and troops, as well as 24/7 monitoring by the OSCE SMM.

Petro Poroshenko emphasized the importance of deployment of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas.

The Head of State once again noted that the liberation of hostages is blocked by the Russian party: Ukraine insists on the immediate liberation of all hostages, including those illegally kept in Russia, particularly Oleg Sentsov and Roman Sushchenko.

The President of France and the Chancellor of Germany emphasized the inadmissibility of any statements that undermine Ukraine’s territorial integrity, particularly as regards the establishment of the so-called “Malorossiya”.

In the course of the two-hour conversation, the parties agreed to coordinate the final steps as regards security and continue working over the roadmap of the Minsk agreements’ implementation. To that end, foreign policy advisors of the Heads of State of the Normandy format will meet in the second part of August.

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