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Telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

June 17, 2014

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

The heads of state discussed current bilateral relations issues. They touched on the topic of a possible ceasefire in areas of southeastern Ukraine engaged in hostilities.

Vladimir Putin expressed concern regarding the tragic death of Russian journalists in Lugansk and highlighted the need for an absolute assurance of security for members of the media working in Ukraine’s conflict zones.

Petro Poroshenko expressed his condolences regarding the death of Russian media representatives and assured the President of Russia that corresponding investigations will be carried out on his instructions and necessary measures will be taken to ensure safety for journalists.

June 17, 2014