President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has discussed the release of detainees and preparations for the Normandy format meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone. This was reported by the press service of the head of Ukrainian state.
It is noted that the parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Normandy summit on December 9, 2019 in Paris, as well as preparations for the next meeting of the Normandy Four leaders.
They also focused on the process of releasing the detained Ukrainian citizens, who are in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass and Crimea, as well as in the Russian Federation.
"The parties agreed on the need to step up work at the level of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk to implement the agreements reached", - the statement said.