Putin and Merkel discuss the Ukraine crisis settlement on the phone

Russian President and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the crisis in Ukraine.

Russian President and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the crisis in Ukraine.

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They particularly touched upon the constitutional reform in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the Ukraine crisis settlement on the phone, the Kremlin press service said.

"They expressed the reciprocal interest in the provision of a lasting truce on the contact line and, in general, underlined the absence of an alternative to the full-scale implementation of the Minsk agreements dated February 12, 2015," the report said.

"They particularly touched upon the constitutional reform in Ukraine and local elections in Donbass under laws coordinated with representatives of Donetsk and Luhansk. It was agreed to carry on the joint work in the so-called 'Normandy format', including a meeting of the foreign ministers to be held within the next few days," the report said.

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