Poroshenko discusses over phone with Putin release of Ukrainian military detained in Russia, ORDLO
On Tuesday, February 12, on the initiative of the Ukrainian side, a telephone conversation took place between the presidents of Ukraine and Russia, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's Mirror Weekly newspaper (ZN.UA) reported referring to its own sources.
"As the source said, the conversation was not short and took place on the initiative of the Ukrainian side. The third anniversary of the conclusion of the second Minsk accords was the reason for it," the message says.
The newspaper also said that the press service of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration confirmed the fact of this talk.
"The president of Ukraine held a telephone conversation with the Russian president to activate the release of Ukrainian hostages, in particular the swap of captured border guards and the release of Ukrainian soldiers in the occupied territories. The agenda of the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Four, scheduled for February 16 in Munich, was also discussed. The conversation took place in coordination with European partners in the Norman format and the U.S. allies," the press service said.
The Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine agency does not have confirmation of this information yet.