Poroshenko's press service: Putin agrees about possibility of deploying peacekeepers in Donbas
During a phone conversation in the 'Normandy Four' format with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed about the possibility of deploying peacekeepers in Donbas.
"In the context of the discussion of ways of a peaceful resolution [to the conflict in eastern Ukraine], President Putin has agreed about the possibility of deploying a peacekeeping force in Donbas," Poroshenko's press service reported.
According to the Ukrainian president, it's unacceptable that the so-called 'humanitarian' convoys from Russia move across the border sections that are not controlled by Ukraine. He called on the Russian side to ensure access of convoys with Ukrainian and international humanitarian aid for Donbas residents to the areas controlled by pro-Russian militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Poroshenko once again called on the Russian president to release captive Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who has been imprisoned in Russia.
The sides also touched upon other subjects, namely security, and humanitarian and economic issues, the report said.