Merkel greets Poroshenko on reaching the second round of presidential election

Presidential Administration: President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

Angela Merkel congratulated Petro Poroshenko on reaching the second round of the presidential campaign.

The fairness and competitiveness of the electoral process in Ukraine were noted.

The parties exchanged views on the further steps, in particular in the framework of the Normandy format, aimed to intensify the peace process on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, release the Kremlin’s hostages and implement the initiative to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission in the territory of the occupied Donbas.

Petro Poroshenko thanked the German leader for her special attention to the situation in Ukraine.

The parties discussed further bilateral contacts at the highest level.