President Petro Poroshenko met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to undertake maximum efforts for the speedy liberation of the Ukrainian hostages in the Donbas and political prisoners illegally detained in Russia and occupied Crimea, and also discussed the situation in Lugansk and the deployment of UN peacekeepers. This was reported by press Secretary Poroshenko Svyatoslav Tsegolko in Facebook.

“Was coordinated further steps to promote initiatives on the placement of UN peacekeeping missions throughout the occupied territory of Donbas, including the uncontrolled part of the Russian-Ukrainian state border”, – stated in the message.

According to the press service of the President, the sides discussed the dangerous situation in the Donbass, instigated by violation of ceasefire regime Russian rebels, including the shelling of civilian targets and the situation in the occupied Lugansk.

See also: the Situation in the occupied Lugansk: what’s happening this morning

Poroshenko stressed that the ongoing Russian aggression in the Donbas and significant deterioration of the situation in the occupied Crimea require further action and sectoral economic sanctions against Russia.

They also discussed a tentative schedule of contacts in the Normandy format.

Poroshenko met Merkel during a working visit to Brussels.

Read also: Poroshenko and Merkel coordinated approaches by peacekeepers in the Donbass

25 September 2017, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Ukraine will propose a draft resolution of the UN security Council on peacekeeping mission in the Donbass after approval of the position with foreign partners.

See also: Walker of peacekeepers from Russia in the Donbass, It is unacceptable

Poroshenko met Merkel: the details of the negotiations 24.11.2017

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