President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
The interlocutors have stated that the ceasefire regime was not observed by militants who continue artillery shelling of the Ukrainian positions.
The parties have discussed the ways to achieve sustainable ceasefire and emphasized that the OSCE SMM should have a full access to the monitoring and verification.
Also, they have emphasized that the agreements reached in the morning in the Normandy format regarding the liberation of Ukrainian war prisoners captured in the course of the withdrawal from Debaltseve must be fulfilled. Similarly, Nadiya Savchenko and all Ukrainian hostages must be released within the Minsk agreements.
Angela Merkel has assured Petro Poroshenko of her support and agreed that the EU should take further measures to make the parties to the Minsk agreements fulfill them.