Putin discussed with Merkel and Hollande the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg metro

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during a telephone conversation discussed are common to all States of the terrorist threat and agreed to intensify the exchange of information between special services. On Tuesday, April 4, reported on the Kremlin website.

Merkel and Hollande expressed deep condolences over the “barbaric terrorist attack” in the subway of Saint Petersburg that took place on 3 April. The leaders of Germany and France asked to pass words of sincere sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

When discussing the current situation in the South-East of Ukraine, the interlocutors stressed the importance of adhering to announced from 1 April in Minsk by the Contact group Easter truce. It is noted that primarily this refers to the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the withdrawal forces in the Village of Lugansk.

According to the report separately addressed the difficult humanitarian situation in the South-East of Ukraine. Putin again stressed the need for a speedy withdrawal of Kiev’s blockade of Donbass.

March 30 the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the APU was ordered to cease fire in the Donbass from April 1. A day earlier, Russia’s representative in the trilateral contact group in Minsk Boris Gryzlov announced the participants agreed the ceasefire in the South-East of Ukraine with this date, due to Easter holidays.