27-09-2016 06:29 PM Jerusalem Timing

Leaders of Minsk Talks Make Resume Meetings on Phone

Leaders of Minsk Talks Make Resume Meetings on Phone

A phone call between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France to discuss the implementation of last week’s agreements to end the Ukraine conflict will take place on Thursday.

Mink leaders meetingA phone call between leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France to discuss the implementation of last week's agreements to end the Ukraine conflict will take place on Thursday, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Kremlin's spokesman.

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman, said the call between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, initially planned for Wednesday, did not take place due to scheduling issues.

The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia agreed by telephone on Thursday to make a new push to impose a Feb. 12 accord seeking to establish a ceasefire in Ukraine, President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement.

It said the four condemned the ceasefire breaches of recent days and agreed that the package of measures agreed in the Belarus capital Minsk should be implemented "strictly and in their entirety".

"OSCE representatives should meet the parties on the ground to quickly implement these measures," the statement said, adding that foreign ministers from the four powers would discuss details of the plan later on Thursday.