The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the last working day of the week in the course of a telephone conversation agreed with the President of Finland Sauli Niinist? political contacts at different levels, as well as the situation in Ukraine and in the Syrian Arab Republic, informs a press-service of the Kremlin.
"Discussed a number of topical issues of Russian-Finnish relations, including political contacts at different levels. Close attention is given to the situation in trade and economic cooperation and prospects of its development ", – it is reported in the report on the Internet representation of the Kremlin. It is noted that at the request of the Finnish President Vladimir Putin gave an assessment of the main results of the meeting in the Normandy format in Paris on 2 October. It was clearly determined that further settlement of the internal Ukrainian fall to a greater extent dependent on the implementation by Kyiv of all the items received in February in Minsk package of measures.
During the exchange of views on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the sides called for the consolidation of efforts of all interested countries to jointly counter the terrorist threat from the so-called "Islamic country" and other gangs. The President gave details of the process operations of Russian military power to eliminate terrorist groups within Syria. The meeting between the presidents of Russia, France, Ukraine and Chancellor of Germany was held last Friday at the Elysee Palace, in a narrow format, the leaders talked approximately within one hour, after which the dialogue was continued in an expanded format. In total, leaders of 4 States talked 4 hours and 50 minutes – 3 times less than in the previous talks. The previous meeting of the "Normandy four" summit was held in Minsk on 11–12 February. Then the dialogue continued for 16 hours, the result was consensus, known as the " Minsk-2 ". At a meeting of leaders " channel four ", for example, confirmed the agreement on the withdrawal of the conflict parties weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 mm. on the first day weekend in Lugansk people's Republic took in the rear with the separation line 50 tanks under the supervision of authorized OSCE mission. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reported that the withdrawal of light weapons in the Donbass will take 41 days. In DND stated that the withdrawal of weapons in Accordance with the signed on the day the contract will begin in DND after October 18, subject to the truce. Remember, 30 September, the aircraft of the Russian Air and space forces of Russia at the request of the President of the Syrian Republic Assad began conducting air operations with the application of point strikes on is positions. On Wednesday, leader Vladimir Putin said that the efforts undertaken in recent days by the Russian army in the Syrian Arab Republic the work is commendable.