Ukraine, France, Germany, Russia leaders agree on new push to establish ceasefire in Ukraine
19.02.2015 16:11 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Within the today phone conversation in the Normandy format the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany, and Russia agreed to make a new push to impose an accord seeking to establish a ceasefire in Ukraine, NRCU reports.
As to the report, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Frances President Francois Hollande and Russias President Vladimir Putin held four-way telephone talks to try and salvage ceasefire agreement.
Reportedly, the four condemned the ceasefire breaches of recent days and agreed that the package of measures agreed on 12 February in the Belarus capital, Minsk, should be implemented «strictly and in their entirety». «OSCE representatives should meet the parties on the ground to quickly implement these measures,» a French statement on the call said, adding that foreign ministers from the four countries would discuss details of the plan later on Thursday.
During the phone call, Ukrainian President stressed the seizure of the strategic town of Debaltseve by Moscow-backed rebels had been contrary to the ceasefire agreement.