The Press-service of the Ukrainian President reported that President Volodymyr Zelensky and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation on May 24. They spoke about the first steps in support of an active political dialogue between countries at a high level. Another subject of their call was the situation in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control.
Zelensky and Merkel confirmed their interest in intensifying efforts to return peace to the Donbas, including collective efforts within the Normandy format. The first joint steps in this direction were agreed on.
The President of Ukraine also plans to hold a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron soon.
The website of the German government informs that Zelensky and Merkel stressed the need for full implementation of the Minsk agreements and agreed to work closely together on these issues.