The President spoke to the Ukrainian President, Mr Petro Poroshenko, about the early general election in Ukraine on 26 October 2014.
He welcomed the smooth conduct of the poll, in spite of the difficult conditions in which it was held.
He congratulated President Poroshenko on the results secured by his list of candidates and that of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
The President recalled France’s commitment to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
He again signalled France’s support for President Poroshenko and the Ukrainian authorities with a view to the full application of the Minsk Protocol, which alone will allow a political solution to the current crisis in the east of the country.
He also stressed the importance of restarting national dialogue and implementing the reforms expected by the people of Ukraine./.