MOSCOW, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich talked by telephone last night, Russian presidential press-secretary, Dmitry Peskov has said.
“The Russian president wishes to see an early settlement of the situation,” Peskov said. “Ways and means of achieving a settlement in Ukraine are the prerogative of the Ukrainian authorities. Moscow supports the dialogue with all civilized political forces in Ukraine."