Putin held a telephone conversation with Hollande and Merkel


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, July 13, had a telephone conversation with President of France Francois Hollande and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. About this “Interfax” reported the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov. The details of the conversation, the Agency does not.

According to the Agency TASS, which refers to the statement by the representative of the French government Stephane Le Foll, the conversation of the leaders of the three countries was devoted to the Ukrainian crisis. “The time of the meeting of the Council of Ministers of France was reduced in response to President Hollande the need to hold a phone conversation with President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor Angela Merkel,” said Le Foll.

The last time the three leaders spoke in a similar format on July 8. Then, as reported by the press service of the Kremlin, the parties voiced concern over the recent increase in violations of the ceasefire regime in the Donbas. In particular, President Putin drew attention to the provocative actions of the Ukrainian troops in the South-East, called companions more actively influence on the Ukrainian side to ensure the smooth implementation of the Minsk agreements.

At the end of this conversation, the three leaders also stressed the need for intensification of talks in various formats for the full and comprehensive implementation of the Minsk package of measures of 12 February 2015.