: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Trump and Merkel discussed by phone a peaceful solution of Donbas crisis


U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by phone a peaceful solution of the Donbas conflict, according to the White House.

”The President also reaffirmed our support for German- and French-led efforts to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk agreements,” the readout of Trump`s call with Merkel said.

They addressed other ”issues of mutual concern.”


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”The leaders discussed the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and the urgent security challenge posed by North Korea,” the readout said.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday phoned Poroshenko to discuss his recent trip to Moscow and his message to the Russian leadership.

”Secretary Tillerson reiterated the United States` firm commitment to Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity and confirmed that sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine and fully implements its commitments in the Minsk agreements,” the U.S. Department of State said. 


See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict


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