Petro Poroshenko has informed Angela Merkel on the escalation of the situation in Donbas due to the unwillingness of militants to cease fire and fully withdraw heavy armament. The President has also emphasized the need for immediate liberation of all hostages.
Petro Poroshenko has called for the increase of the number of the OSCE observers and enhance their technical support for the verification of ceasefire and withdrawal violations.
The parties have agreed that it is necessary to establish all conditions for the delivery of humanitarian cargo to the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions provided by the ICRC.
The interlocutors have expressed hope that the meeting of Foreign Ministers in the Normandy format in Berlin would be efficient and agreed to continue dialogue following that meeting.