Trump and Merkel’s stated commitment to the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine

Donald Trump, Angela Merkel

The United States together with Germany and France committed to a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ukraine, said the American President Donald trump at a joint press conference with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. His words leads RIA Novosti.

Trump noted that he highly appreciates the leadership of Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine, where parties are searching for a peaceful solution.

In turn, Merkel said that the implementation of the Minsk agreements provide an opportunity to improve relations with Russia.

“I’m glad the American administration and the President personally doing more with the Minsk process. We need to resolve this issue, on the one hand, for a safe and sovereign Ukraine, but also for opportunities to improve relations with Russia, when problems will be resolved,” she said.

The Chancellor expressed regret that the parties “is not so far gone in the implementation” of the agreements. “And we with our experts will work closely over the next months,” she added.

The Minsk agreements were adopted at the summit in the Belarusian capital in February 2015 leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia in the format “Norman Quartet.” They also require that the withdrawal of weapons, the ceasefire and the implementation in Ukraine of the constitutional reform.