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Telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych

February 20, 2014

On Ukraine’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Viktor Yanukovych who suggested that the Russian President send a representative to Kiev to act as a mediator in negotiations with the opposition.

Vladimir Putin decided to entrust this mission to the Human Rights Commissioner Vladimir Lukin, who has extensive experience of diplomatic service, enjoys the respect of human rights activists and used to head a major opposition party.

February 20, 2014