Poroshenko, Merkel agree to initiate 'Normandy Four' foreign ministers' meeting

23:07, 18 March 2015
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.


The parties have discussed the situation in Donbas and the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, the presidential press service reported.

Poroshenko stressed Ukraine remained devoted to its commitments and for their fulfillment, Verkhovna Rada had adopted the decree "On Determination of Certain Districts, Cities, Villages and Towns of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions Where Special Order of Local Government is Being Introduced."

The Ukrainian president noted that under the Law on Special Order of Local Government, future elections in certain districts in Donetsk and Luhansk regions should be free, fair and meet the international standards of the OSCE.

Poroshenko and Merkel also agreed to initiate a meeting of 'Normandy Four' foreign ministers.

The Ukrainian president also thanked for the warm welcome and constructive dialogue in the course of his recent visit to Germany on March 16.

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