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Poroshenko offers condolences over death of Russian journalists in Ukraine

June 18, 2014, 0:20 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Putin calls on him to take measures to ensure security of journalists

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MOSCOW, June 18. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin who had a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko late on Tuesday urged for measures to ensure security of journalists working in that country, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

According to Peskov, the two heads of state “discussed most pressing issues of bilateral Russian-Ukrainian relations.”

“Vladimir Putin expressed concern over the tragic death of Russian journalists near Luhansk and drew attention to the necessity of ensuring security of mass media representatives working in the conflict zone in Ukraine,” he said.

Poroshenko offered his condolences over the death of Russian journalists. 

“Petro Poroshenko extended condolences over the death of representatives of the Russian mass media [Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin] and reassured Putin that he had ordered to carry out a thorough investigation and had taken measures to ensure security of journalists,” he said.

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