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Telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

June 9, 2018

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the Ukrainian side’s initiative.

The two presidents discussed the situation in southeast Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk Package of Measures, including in light of the upcoming meeting of the Normandy format foreign ministers, which is to take place in Berlin on June 11.

They highlighted humanitarian issues, including the exchange of detainees. Vladimir Putin pointed out the importance of releasing the Russian journalists arrested in Ukraine without delay.

The two leaders agreed that the two countries’ human rights commissioners should visit Russian citizens detained in Ukraine and Ukrainian detainees in Russia.

June 9, 2018