© RIA Novosti, Sergey GuneevRussian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation confirmed the importance of implementing the Minsk agreements, including “formula Steinmeier”. On Saturday, October 19, reported the press service of the Kremlin.”When discussing the situation with a settlement in Ukraine — confirmed the importance of strict implementation of the provisions of “Complex measures” and the agreements reached during the meetings at the highest level in the Normandy format. This primarily relates to the implementation of the “formula Steinmeier” in Ukrainian legislation, as well as breeding efforts and resources on agreed sections of the contact line near the village of Golden and Petrovskoe”, — stated in the message.
At the end of the conversation noted that Kiev, under various pretexts, refuses to divert troops.
The two leaders agreed to continue the preparations for the summit in “channel format”.
The Kremlin also clarify that the conversation was held at the initiative of the German side.