German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone talks on Monday with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy first and later with President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin over the conflict in Ukraine and subsequently came to a conclusion of the meeting of their foreign ministers, the German government said.
The agenda for the first talks with Zelensky was to discuss the implementation of the Minsk Agreements that bring the idea of peaceful resolution of the conflict over Ukraine.
Afterwards, both European leaders spoke with the head of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, prompting the President to make further steps forwards to the peaceful negotiations, the German government said.
“The interlocutors agreed to ask their foreign ministers to meet soon to achieve this,” according to the statement issued by the German government.
Kyiv claimed that Russian-backed separatists have been participating in the military actions in the eastern Donbass region and during the conflict since 2014, 14.000 people have been killed, according to Kyiv.