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Russian, Finnish presidents discuss Ukraine crisis — Kremlin

November 06, 2014, 15:24 UTC+3

The telephone conversation was held on Finland's initiative

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Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

© ITAR-TASS/Aleksey Nikolskiy

MOSCOW, November 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed different aspects of the crisis in Ukraine and key international and bilateral issues in a telephone conversation with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto.

The conversation was held on Finland’s initiative, the Kremlin press service said.

Putin has regular talks with the leaders of many countries over the Ukraine settlement.

On October 31, Putin discussed the Ukrainian crisis in the telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his French and Ukrainian counterparts, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko. They confirmed the commitment to consistently implementing the Minsk agreements on the settlement in south-eastern Ukraine and noted the importance of continuing the work of the Contact Group. They also stressed the need to strictly observe the ceasefire with the OSCE monitoring.

On September 20 in Minsk, the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine comprising representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE adopted a memorandum outlining the parameters for the implementation of commitments on the ceasefire in Ukraine laid down in the Minsk Protocol of September 5.

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