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Poroshenko condemned ongoing Russian aggression and continuous shelling, inter alia, with the use of heavy weaponry by the Russian militants and troops despite the ceasefire declared as of April 1, the press service reported.

The parties underlined the need for consolidation of the ceasefire regime.

Read alsoUkraine reports over 30 attacks in Donbas, 1 WIA in last dayThe president stressed the importance that all hostages held in occupied Donbas and in Russian prisons should be freed.

The parties confirmed the importance of further Minsk implementation efforts.

In addition, Poroshenko thanked Merkel and Hollande for support of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.