18:02 Jul. 8, 2016
'Normandy' partners discuss ways to resolve Ukraine conflict
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the need to intensify negotiations in various formats to advance the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Ukraine.
Ukraine conflict was the main topic of the phone conversation of three leaders, according to the Kremlin press service said.
The parties emphasized the need to coordinate efforts to achieve security as well as political settlement of Donbas conflict.
Putin, in his turn, drew the attention of Merke and Hollande to the "provocative nature of Ukrainian army activities in south-eastern Ukraine."
Russian president asked his German and French counterparts "to influence more actively the Ukrainian side" during their planned meetings with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw, the Kremlin said.