Chinese Foreign Ministry: Beijing ready to boost cooperation with MoscowWorld January 18, 11:11
Trump says tweeting his only way to counteract dishonest mediaWorld January 18, 10:29
Aleksander Ceferin: Russia’s voice always heard at UEFASport January 18, 9:00
US State Department reiterates diplomats 'being harassed' in MoscowWorld January 18, 8:43
Snowden thanks Obama for commuting sentence of jailed army leaker ManningWorld January 18, 8:00
Obama commutes sentence to Wikileaks leaker ManningWorld January 18, 4:54
US diplomats engage in ‘normal diplomatic activity’ in Russia, says embassyWorld January 18, 4:51
Diplomat says UN may act as mediator at Astana talks between Damascus and oppositionRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 17, 21:31
Expert believes Brexit to bring UK closer to USWorld January 17, 20:29
MOSCOW, May 12 /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Didier Burkhalter on Monday, May 12, to discuss the situation in Ukraine after the independence referenda held in the eastern Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk regions on May 11.
Putin and Burkhalter noted the importance of efforts to settle the crisis in Ukraine, the presidential press service said.
“As a follow-up to the May 7 meeting in Moscow, they continued to discuss the situation in Ukraine in light of the referenda in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Both sides noted the importance of invigorated OSCE efforts to resolve the crisis, including by fostering direct dialogue between the authorities in Kiev and representatives of the south-eastern regions of Ukraine,” the statement said.