At the request of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined Russian approaches to resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis, the Kremlin press service reported.
Putin’s telephone conversation with Erdogan took place on Friday.
“At the request of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin outlined Russian approaches to resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis. It was emphasized that the Minsk Package of Measures in 2015 is the only basis for the settlement. At the same time, concern was expressed that the Ukrainian side is evading the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and recently resumed dangerous provocative actions aimed at aggravating the situation on the line of contact,” the message says.
In addition, the leaders reviewed the situation in Libya and noted with satisfaction the observance by the parties of the cessation of hostilities regime and the successful formation of transitional authorities. They reaffirmed their mutual disposition to promote the peace process and restore the unity of the country.
“When discussing the state of affairs in Syria, the important role of Russia and Turkey in stabilizing the situation and establishing inter-Syrian negotiations was emphasized. The urgency of the tasks of the joint fight against terrorism, in particular, in the province of Idlib, in accordance with the provisions of the Sochi Memorandum of 2018 and the Additional Protocol to it, was emphasized. of March 5, 2020 “, – adds the message.
The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov previously stated that the reality on the line of contact of forces in Donbass is frightening, the provocations of the Ukrainian military are not single, but multiple. According to him, Russia, not being a party to the conflict, cannot ensure a comprehensive ceasefire in Donbass, but uses its influence to implement agreements. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict and is interested in Kiev overcoming the political and economic crisis.