Ukrainian President, German Chancellor discussed Minsk implementation issues
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed over the phone the elaboration of a detailed roadmap for the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.
"The officials agreed to intensify work in the Normandy and other formats. In particular, they talked about the elaboration of a clear roadmap for the Minsk agreements implementation, which should include the fulfilment of the security component by Russia," the Ukrainian government's press service reported the results of the conversation.
Poroshenko called on Germany to facilitate the release of Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian jails and Ukrainian hostages from occupied territories.
Special attention was paid to decision-making on visa-free travel for Ukraine.
During the phone conversation, the Ukrainian president also expressed sincere condolences to the European counterparts over numerous casualties caused by recent acts of terror.