US, EU leaders support Minsk protocol

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The politicians supported the protocol on peaceful regulation of the situation in East Ukraine adopted in Minsk on September 5.

The situation in Ukraine, Ebola threat and struggle with radical Islamists in Iraq and Syria were the three topics discussed by the world leaders: U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande, British PM David Cameron and Italian PM Matteo Renzi, BelaPAN reports.

"The state and government leaders stressed the importance of the full and effective realisation of the protocol signed in Minsk on September 5. The fire needs to be ceased, the troops must be pulled out, the OSCE should be allowed to control Russia-Ukraine border and captives need to be released,” the Élysée Palace, official residence of the President of the French Republic, announced.

The meeting of Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin planned for Milan summit (October 16 and 17) should promote ‘a political solution to the crisis’, the participants of the video conference stressed.