Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Johannes Hahn has expressed concern over the situation in the east of Ukraine and called to respect the ceasefire.
He said this during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
"There is a great concern for the escalation of the situation in the east of Ukraine. I call for the ceasefire. I call to fulfill what was agreed, to withdraw heavy weapons," he said.
Hahn said that "he took into consideration the decision of the Ukrainian authorities regarding the monitoring of the ceasefire and ensuring this regime."