Telephone conversation with Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Petro Poroshenko 2017-07-24 16:15:00 As per prior agreement, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Normandy format. The four leaders heard reports by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Monitor Ertugrul Apakan and Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug about maintaining the ceasefire on the line of contact between the parties to the internal Ukrainian conflict and also about other aspects of OSCE SMM activity. After that, the leaders exchanged opinions on the situation in southeast Ukraine in light of serious violations of the Minsk Agreements that were signed on February 12, 2015. Vladimir Putin spoke in detail about Russia’s approach to the key provisions of the Minsk Agreements. The four leaders have agreed to maintain contact, including at the top level.