Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the press service of the Ukrainian leader said.
They discussed the situation in the Donbas and coordinated their positions regarding the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in preparations for the G20 summit in Hamburg and, in particular, the meeting between Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Angela Merkel assured Petro Poroshenko that during the meeting nothing will be decided about the Ukraine without Ukraine," the report says.
Poroshenko and Merkel also stressed the need to continue "active contacts in the Normandy format with the goal of returning Russia to the goal of implementing the Minsk Agreements."
It was previously reported that on July 8th, in Hamburg, Merkel, Makron, and Putin will discuss the situation in Ukraine as a working breakfast meeting.
Merkel mentioned Ukraine during her election campaign, noting that "the territorial integrity of Ukraine has been called into question because of Russian aggression."