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Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi

August 28, 2014

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi at the Italian side’s initiative.

The President of Russia told Mr Renzi about the results of the meeting in Minsk between the heads of the  Customs Union member-states, the President of Ukraine and representatives of the European Union.

Vladimir Putin and Matteo Renzi stressed the need for further efforts on the part of the international community to assist in stopping the bloodshed and preventing a humanitarian catastrophe in the southeast of Ukraine, as well as achieving a speedy political settlement of the internal Ukrainian crisis in general.

The discussion also covered Russian-Italian cooperation. The parties agreed to remain in contact, specifically in view of Italy’s Presidency of the EU.

August 28, 2014