Putin has discussed the Donbas and Syria with Poroshenko, Hollande and Merkel

Telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin, Petro Poroshenko, Angela Merkel and françois Hollande took place on the night of Tuesday, may 23, said in a statement on the Kremlin website. The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France discussed the issues of settlement in the South-East of Ukraine.

During the conversation the question was raised about the effectiveness of the activities in the conflict zone in the South-East of Ukraine special monitoring mission of the OSCE by giving it additional powers”, the report says.

“Vladimir Putin called for an immediate end to the shelling of the Ukrainian armed forces settlements of Donbass. Emphasized that a key element of the settlement should be a direct dialogue of Kyiv with Donetsk and Lugansk”, — reported the Kremlin.

In addition, in the dialogue of heads of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France, it was noted that parties involved in the “Normandy format” agreed transmitted with the DPR and LPR package of proposals “for the local elections, special status, Amnesty and decentralization, which should be carefully considered in the contact group”. Leaders “channel four” discussed possible steps to address the socio-economic and humanitarian problems of the South-East of Ukraine.

“Also, affected some aspects of the crisis in Syria”, — is spoken in the message of the Kremlin.