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Telephone conversation with Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko

April 18, 2017

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of France Francois Hollande and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

The leaders of the Normandy Four countries reaffirmed their commitment to the Minsk Agreements on security and political settlement.

They welcomed the decision to reinstate the Easter truce, agreed at the March 29 meeting of the Contact Group, and stressed the importance of strictly abiding by this arrangement.

The leaders called for stepping up efforts to resolve issues related to the all-for-all prisoner exchange.

They also condemned the threats against the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission.

The leaders thanked President of France Francois Hollande for his efforts within the Normandy Four and expressed hope that the work in this format would carry on after the presidential election in France.

April 18, 2017