PARIS, Feb. 16 - RIA Novosti. French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko "concerned about the continuation of hostilities in the area Debaltseve," reports Agence France-Presse , citing the statement of the Elysee Palace.
The leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine, which on Monday evening held a telephone conversation, also calls for free access to the OSCE observers, so that they can continue to monitor the ceasefire.
Debaltseve - a city of regional importance in the Donetsk region and one of the largest railway junctions of Ukraine. In militia DNR stated that they had surrounded the area several thousand security forces, who were asked to stop shooting. Ukrainian military militias accused of shelling their positions in Debaltseve.
As agreed at the talks in Minsk
Negotiations "Norman four" held on February 12, passed amid a sharp deterioration of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by Ukrainian law enforcers that progressively forces began to storm the position militias. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a series of measures, involving, in particular, the cease-fire in the Donbas from February 15, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the establishment of safety zones. Read the full text of the document >>
Dmitry Kosarev: "Of the current document Minsk is clear that we are talking about is not clear what the autonomy of Donbass, with full recovery in a strange future of its relations with other Ukraine, while maintaining ties with Russia. This is generally what we sought from the outset . And in particular - recovery in the Donbass Ukrainian payment of pensions and benefits, the revival of the banking system (Ukrainian), etc. Did we what we wanted, at the end of the negotiation marathon? And this is how you look. " Read more in the copyright material of"Minsk-2 as a manifestation of art to move step by step" >>