Merkel discuss with Poroshenko her visit to Ukraine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held telephone talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over bilateral ties and the situation in eastern Ukraine, the presidential press service said.
During the talks, the two leaders agreed to continue peacekeeping efforts and contacts at the highest level in a bid to settle the conflict in Ukraine's east.
Another topic of the conversation was the preparation for Merkel's planned visit to Ukraine, which is slated for early November.
In addition, Poroshenko and Merkel exchanged views on energy security, TASS reported.