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Germany and Ukraine discussed the situation regarding the coronavirus and measures taken in both countries to counter the pandemic.

mfa: Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The parties discussed the situation concerning the global coronavirus outbreak as well as practical measures taken in both countries to counteract the pandemic. It was agreed to develop the possibility of establishing information exchange related to the pandemic, in particular in terms of medical standards implemented to prevent the disease.

Regarding the possible increase of financial aid to Ukraine regarding combating coronavirus, the parties agreed to transfer 150 million euros in the context of German state credit for the relevant needs.

The Head of State informed Angela Merkel about the security situation in the Donbas. The results of the recent consultations in the framework of the Normandy Contact Group were also discussed. In this respect, the officials stressed the importance of coordination of all steps aimed at the peaceful regulation of the situation in Donbas. The parties also discussed the perspectives of further negotiations in the Normandy format.