Merkel on Monday, the cease-fire, but «Normandy format» uncontested

The Federal Republic of Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the ceasefire in the Donbas, but the Normandy format to settle the situation in Eastern Ukraine is «the right way».

«During the last hours, we learned once again that the «ceasefire» does not actually exist, again dying soldiers. I have to say that the situation on the demarcation line causes concern,» Merkel said in Berlin during a joint briefing with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

«We have to do everything on the basis of the Minsk agreements to implement them, although it is not easy. We believe that the «Normandy four», the «Norman format», — it is the right way and we’re sticking to it, despite the obstacles that exist to achieve peace in Ukraine and political stability, and territorial integrity of Ukraine. This road will not be easy», — quotes it «Radio Freedom».

Recall,January 30, President Poroshenko started the working visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition to meeting with Merkel, he still planned a dialogue with the Vice-Chancellor and foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel.

Poroshenko already held a meeting with President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert.

As announced Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Russia’s failure to implement the conditions of the Minsk agreements is defined as the main theme of the visit Poroshenko in Berlin.

Merkel on Monday, the cease-fire, but «Normandy format» uncontested 30.01.2017

Январь 30th, 2017 by
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