REUTERS

Poroshenko, his French counterpart François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in the Donbas and ways to settle it peacefully.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Tripartite Contact Group consisting of the official representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE on a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas called on all signatories to hold a meeting on the situation in the east of Ukraine as soon as possible.

The Contact Group has said that the increase in violence is a clear violation of the letter and the spirit of the Minsk Protocol of September 5 and the Memorandum of September 19.