President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with President of the United States Barack Obama.
Petro Poroshenko and Barack Obama have discussed the situation in the Donbas and emphasized the need for the ceasefire and peaceful resolution on the basis of the Minsk agreements.
The U.S. President has expressed condolences over the death of Ukrainian citizens and underlined his support towards negotiations on the peaceful resolution.
The parties are hopeful that the progress will be achieved in the course of the meeting in the Normandy format in Minsk. They have also praised the efforts of German and French leaders.
The Presidents of Ukraine and the United States have emphasized the need for Russia to fulfill all its commitments under the Minsk agreements.
President Obama has also assured of the readiness to further support Ukraine in the provision of financial assistance from the international partners and international financial organizations for the implementation of essential reforms.
Petro Poroshenko and Barack Obama have agreed to closely coordinate future steps after the meeting in the Normandy format in Minsk.