Macron to discuss Ukraine with Putin, Merkel and Poroshenko
French President Emmanuel Macron will call the leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine tomorrow to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, his office said in a statement, as world powers step up efforts to try to end the violence in the region.
The conversations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Germany’s Angela Merkel and Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko are part of moves involving the four countries since 2014 to resolve the separatist conflict in which some 10,000 people have been killed.
A ceasefire agreement was signed in February 2015 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, but has failed to end the violence. Macron met Poroshenko in June, shortly after winning the French presidential election.