"A ceasefire has been achieved, and another step needs to be taken now – to reach an agreement on the withdrawal of weapons of caliber that is smaller than 100 mm. And we need to move on the all three main tracks: political settlement, security and humanitarian-economic issues. We will be working together," Putin said at a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York on Monday.

Putin also stressed the need to establish direct dialogue between Kyiv and Donbas militants.