Poroshenko, Kerry align positions on UN Security Council resolution on Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry aligned positions on UN Security Council resolution on Ukraine during a telephone conversation, the presidential press service has reported.

"The parties discussed the situation in Donbas. They expressed their concern that, despite the signing of the Minsk agreements on February 12, the ceasefire is violated by militants, especially in the area of Debaltseve," reads the statement.

Poroshenko and Kerry also agreed that the lack of access of the OSCE mission for monitoring and verification discourages further withdrawal of military equipment and de-escalation [of the conflict]. The parties noted that it is necessary that all the points of agreements, including the restoration of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border, should be abided.

Kerry, in his turn, assured Poroshenko in the U.S. support for Ukraine's position.

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