The telephone conversation with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Petro Poroshenko resulted in the following joint statement:
“On August 22, 2017, the heads of state and government of the Normandy Format countries – Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine – had a telephone conversation.
The leaders voiced their firm support for the decision the Contact Group is expected to make on August 23 to declare a ceasefire in connection with the start of a new school year.
The leaders expressed hope that the ceasefire would lead to a stable improvement of the security situation for the benefit of schoolchildren and the entire civilian population of Donbass.
On the basis of a stable ceasefire the leaders undertook to continue providing personal assistance to the further implementation of the Package of Measures adopted in Minsk in February 2015.”