Russian President Vladimir Putin had a heated telephone conversation with various European leaders recently, demanding that they end the attacks on settlements in Donbass.
According to the Kremlin, Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to immediately end the attacks on settlements in Donbass from the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The four leaders discussed issues of a political settlement in southeastern Ukraine.
“They noted the importance of strictly observing the ceasefire, improving the efficiency of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission by giving it additional powers, as well as strengthening the joint center for control and coordination,” the press release said.
A telephone conversation between the leaders of the Norman Quartet was held on Tuesday night.
“Putin has called for an immediate end to attacks by the armed Ukrainian formations on the settlements Donbass. It was emphasized that a key element of the settlement should be direct dialogue with Kiev-Donetsk-Luhansk for the full and comprehensive implementation of the Minsk agreement of 12 February 2015,” concluded the press release.