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Putin agrees to introduction of peacekeepers in Donbas

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to the possibility of introduction of peacekeepers in the Donbas. Along with Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel, he supported Poroshenko's idea to disarm Shyrokine.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation in the "Normandy format." French President Francois Hollande, President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the need to implement the Minsk agreements and called for strict observance of a comprehensive ceasefire in the Donbas, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the AP.

They also stressed the need to provide the OSCE with the access to monitor and verify the ceasefire regime in ten locations along the collision line that have been defined earlier.

The parties supported the proposal of the President of Ukraine on demilitarization of Shyrokine and deployment of the OSCE post there. Thus, the rule of law can be provided by the Ukrainian police.

Petro Poroshenko, Francois Hollande, Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel stand for the beginning of functioning of the working groups headed by the OSCE that should reflect the structure of the Trilateral Contact Group.

In the context of discussing the ways of peaceful settlement, President Putin agreed to an opportunity of deploying peacekeeping contingent in Donbas.

The President of Ukraine noted the inadmissibility of sending so-called humanitarian convoys through the parts of the border with Russia uncontrolled by Ukraine. He urged to facilitate the delivery of Ukrainian and international humanitarian aid to the people living in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by militants.

Once again President urged the President of the Russian Federation to release Nadiya Savchenko.

The sides also touched upon other issues of security, humanitarian and economic nature.