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Published on October 16, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, October 15, 2014

The President spoke to President Obama, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Ministers Cameron and Renzi this afternoon about the Ebola virus epidemic, the fight against Daesh [ISIL] in Iraq and Syria and the situation in Ukraine. (…)

Regarding Ukraine, the heads of state and government signalled the importance of full and effective implementation of the Minsk Protocol of 5 September – in particular the guarantee of a full ceasefire, the withdrawal of weaponry, monitoring of the Russia-Ukraine border by the OSCE and the continued release of prisoners.

They also expressed the wish for a resumption of national dialogue and for continued decentralization.

They noted that the meeting planned between Presidents Poroshenko and Putin on the sidelines of the ASEM summit in Milan should provide an opportunity for new progress with a view to a political solution to the crisis./.

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