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Vladimir Putin complains to Merkel about Armed Forces of Ukraine ‘firing Donbas’

The Russian President Vladimir Putin complained to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande that Donbas was allegedly fired by the Ukrainian military.

Vladimir Putin complains to Merkel about Armed Forces of Ukraine who "fire Donbas"

The relevant telephone conversation was a preparation for the meeting in the Normandy format at the level of foreign ministers scheduled for tomorrow, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the Kremlin.

"The interlocutors exchanged views on the crisis in the Donbas and the progress of realization of the Minsk agreement of February 12, 2015," the press service of the Kremlin informs.

In particular, Putin expressed his dissatisfaction with the "Ukrainian security forces shelling the settlements of the Donbas" and demanded to "activate the process of political settlement, solve the issues of constitutional reform, as well as to conduct economic and social reconstruction of the east".

Leaders of the three countries agreed on the continuation of personal contacts, according to the Kremlin press service.