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Ukrainian president, US envoy discuss Donbas conflict

They synced views on further efforts to restore peace in the east.

Ukrainian president, US envoy discuss Donbas conflict
Photo: Max Levin

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has met Special Representative of the US President for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker.

According to Poroshenko's website, he thanked Volker for the efforts aimed to restore peace and stability in Donbas and stop the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

The parties coordinated further steps to strengthen the international presence in Donbas, both in the framework of the efforts of the Normandy format and on the international platforms, primarily the UN Security Council.

They discussed the security situation in the region and noted the fundamental importance of ensuring proper implementation of the Minsk agreements, primarily in terms of consolidation of permanent and comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of the Russian occupying forces and hardware from Ukraine.

Considerable attention was paid to the issue of the release of hostages illegally detained in the occupied territory and in Russian prisons.

Volker said that the adoption of the law on requisite conditions for a peaceful settlement in Donbas is a clear signal confirming Ukraine's true commitment to the cause.