Putin and Poroshenko talked on the phone

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Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. This was reported on the Kremlin website on Saturday, June 9.

The two leaders discussed the situation in the South-East of Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, including with a view to the upcoming June 11 in Berlin meeting of foreign Ministers of States “channel four”.

“Special attention is paid to humanitarian issues, including exchange of detained persons. Vladimir Putin stressed the need for the immediate release of Russian journalists arrested in Ukraine”, — stated in the message.

As the press service of the Ukrainian leader, Poroshenko said about the importance of the early release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the occupied territories (Ukraine considered the Crimea and Kiev-controlled parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions — ed. “Of the tape.ru”). “The Ukrainian head of state drew attention to the starvation of the Ukrainians and expressed concern about the deterioration of their health”, — is spoken in the message.

Following the discussion, the presidents agreed that in the near future, authorized on human rights from both countries will visit citizens prisoners.

16 may, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a sentence in Russia for preparing attacks in the Crimea in 2014, announced an indefinite hunger strike. Condition for the termination of the action he called the 64 release of all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. Their names were not specified. Kiev has repeatedly called the case of Sentsov fabricated and violate international law.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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