Korean News Agency: US wants to deter influence of Russia, China in Asia PacificWorld October 25, 6:41
No flights of Russian, Syrian aviation over Aleppo in last 7 days — Defense MinistryWorld October 25, 5:24
Crimea’s integration, ecology to dominate agenda of RPF forum in YaltaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 4:31
At least 48 people killed in attack at police college in PakistanWorld October 25, 3:50
Patriarch Kirill I to hold major news conference as part of Orthodox media festivalSociety & Culture October 25, 3:12
Medvedev to hold session of Presidential Council on Strategic Development on TuesdayRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 25, 1:49
Moldovan court issues warrant for arrest of opposition figureheadWorld October 25, 1:33
Ukraine’s prosecutor general seen as possible successor to President Poroshenko — MPWorld October 25, 0:23
51 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 24, 23:32
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.