Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, presidential web site reported.
The two officials discussed the international efforts for a peaceful solution to the situation in Donbas.
Poroshenko thanked Merkel for the German support for Ukraine and expressed hope the EU leaders would pay the needed attention to the Ukrainian issues at the next meeting of the European Council at the end of the month.
At the end of the call Poroshenko extended an invitation to Ms Merkel for a visit to Ukraine next week so that matters of bilateral interest could be discussed.
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