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Poroshenko spoke by phone with Putin – media

Poroshenko spoke by phone with Putin – mediaPetro Poroshenko / Photo: Press service of the President

According to preliminary information, the reason for the negotiations was the third anniversary of the conclusion of the second Minsk accords

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Between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation. About it reports Zerkalo Nedeli with reference to a source in the presidential Administration of Ukraine.

“The President of Ukraine has held a phone conversation with Russian President to enhance the liberation of the Ukrainian hostages, in particular, the exchange of prisoners of guards and the liberation of the Ukrainian military in the occupied territories. They also discussed the agenda for the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of the countries “Norman Quartet”, which is scheduled for 16 February in Munich. A telephone conversation took place in coordination with our European partners on Channel format and American allies,” – said in the presidential administration.

According to the source, the conversation was decoradas and was held at the initiative of the Ukrainian side. The reason for it was the third anniversary of the conclusion of the second of the Minsk agreements.

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Recall the last phone conversation leaders “Channel four” took place on 24 July 2017. It was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

From October 2014, the Administration of the President of Ukraine announced about the bilateral negotiations of Poroshenko with Putin, but they were periodically conducted.

In particular, in March 2017 on Bank confirmed the two telephone conversation between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia since the beginning of the year.

In January 2018, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that contacts between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia “have a place”. In the Administration of the President of Ukraine, in turn, said that Poroshenko more than three years had not met with Putin in a bilateral format. Other forms of communication between the presidents in the AP did not mention.

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