Zelensky, Putin hold phone talks on East Ukraine ceasefire

Monday, 2020-07-27 10:24:24
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the conflict resolution in East Ukraine ahead of the Monday (July 27) ceasefire during a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Ukrainian president's press service reported on Sunday (July 26).

The leaders discussed the implementation of the Normandy Four summit agreements reached in Paris on Dec. 9, 2019.

"The parties welcomed the achievement of an agreement on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas, which begins at 00:01 Kiev time on July 27, 2020; the President of the Russian Federation supported this agreement," the press service said on Sunday.

The two leaders also agreed on the urgent need to implement additional measures to support the ceasefire in Donbas.

The heads of state also touched on the need for the successful implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia in Paris, in the context of holding the next Normandy Four summit in Berlin.

Earlier it was reported that on July 22 the representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) agreed on a complete and comprehensive ceasefire in East Ukraine to start at 00:01 on Monday, July 27.

The conflict between the government forces and rebels in East Ukraine has left some 13,000 people dead and 30,000 others injured since it broke out in April 2014.