MOSCOW, June 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has emphasized the need for a lasting ceasefire in Ukraine ten hours before the truce expires.
“Ukraine should embark on the path of peace, dialogue and accord. The priority is to conduct substantial talks between the authorities in Kiev and the south-east,” Putin said on Friday.
“We stand for the complete termination of bloodshed on the whole territory of Ukraine, including along our borders,” he said.
Russia is doing its best to contribute to the peace process, Putin said.
Attempts to make Ukraine to choose between Russia and Europe pushed the country to the split, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin added.