Petro Poroshenko, making an official visit to Norway, held a telephone conversation in a trilateral format with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to presidential website.

“The sides have discussed the security situation in Donbas. President of Ukraine stressed the importance of a common position of Ukraine and countries of the European Union on the eve of the European Council meeting to be held in Brussels on October 20-21, 2016, where the strategy of relations with Russia will be discussed,” reads the statement.

The partners agreed to hold a meeting of heads of states in the Normandy format in Berlin on October 19 to discuss the ways to force Russia to meet security policy in accordance with the Minsk agreements.