The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in a telephone conversation with the leader of Finland Sauli Niinist? summed up the escalation of the conflict and the lack of tangible progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the most in the release of the hostages.
"The sides also stressed the importance of addressing the extension of sanctions by the European Union ", - notified on the Internet office of the President of Ukraine.
"The illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia's aggression in Donbas were gross failures of these basic principles, such as territorial integrity and sovereignty of an independent country ", - said Poroshenko. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the head of Finland Sauli Niinist? on Tuesday for 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 ". 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. Prisoners in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations, consensus provide the truce declared in the Donbass in 0. 00 (1. 00 GMT) fifteen February. They also require the withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under the supervision of the OSCE