Leader Vladimir Putin on the results of talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli niinist? said that Moscow and Helsinki strictly do not consider it necessary to violate the Minsk consensus, noting that the parties to the conflict must sit down at the negotiating table and discuss each item of the agreements.
"The exchange of views on the international agenda attention, of course, was paid by Ukraine," Putin said." Consider the need for strict observance of all the agreements reached on 12 February in Minsk ", - noted the President of Russia, RIA " Novosti ". According to Putin, Russia has an impact on the Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic, they are ready to dialogue on the implementation of all points of the Minsk agreements. Meanwhile, Putin added that the EU and the US do not have a proper influence on Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements. The Manager noticed that the parties to the conflict in Ukraine must sit down at the negotiating table and agree on each item of the Minsk agreements - there is no other way. He added that the Minsk format of negotiations, asalternative. Putin also said that Russia and Finland have need to use all tools to increase bilateral trade. Putin recalled that during the first decade of the XXI century " the volume of bilateral trade had increased by almost 6-fold to 22, 4 billion in 2008." However, in 2014, decreased turnover, and this downward trend continued in the 1st quarter of this year. Discussed ways out of the situation. In our opinion, it is necessary to use all the tools created in recent years to work on this direction, " Putin said.
He said, because it ought to do because " the interest of businessmen from both sides, the most to start new projects, without doubt, is ". Putin said that the dialogues with President of Finland Sauli niinist? were held in a businesslike and constructive atmosphere." We thoroughly discussed the current situation of bilateral relations, exchanged views on particularly topical international problems. Needless to say, spoke about possible ways of development of our relations ", - Putin said. According to the President of the Russian Federation, over the years we have built a solid Foundation of good neighborliness and mutually beneficial partnership." we have a great resource in trade and investment cooperation, well-established cross-border and inter-regional relations ", - noted Putin. Before Tuesday, the head of Finland Sauli Niinist? at the talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin said he is alarmed by the situation in Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which, according to his vision, " stuck ". Recall, on Tuesday in the capital of Russia held the meeting of Putin and Niinisto, arrived in the Russian Federation at the invitation of the leader of the country, said the press service of the Kremlin. As expected, the parties will exchange views on topical international issues and will discuss cooperation in trade and investment.