Poroshenko discussed with Merkel the issue of prisoner exchange in Donbas

© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Archival photoPoroshenko discussed with Merkel the issue of prisoner exchange in Donbas© RIA Novosti / Press service of the President to Ukrainepreteen the image Bank

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held telephone talks, during which the Ukrainian leader pledged to make every effort to start the process for the exchange of prisoners in the Donbass, said in the message of the Cabinet of Germany.

«The focus was on the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine», — stated in the publication.

Merkel and Poroshenko stressed the importance of agreement about the imminent exchange of prisoners held on both sides of the contact line.

«President Poroshenko stressed that he will make efforts to have this exchange took place as quickly as possible,» notes on the government website.

In addition, the Ukrainian President and the German Chancellor «welcomed the decision of the tripartite contact group on December 20 about the Christmas truce.» The two leaders also agreed that this decision should lead to «long-term stabilization of the situation in the security sphere».

Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed DND and LNR in 2014. According to the UN, the conflict killed more than ten thousand people.Poroshenko discussed with Merkel the issue of prisoner exchange in DonbasThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

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