Vladimir Putin had another telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande, with participation by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
During the substantive exchange of views on the crisis situation in Ukraine, the leaders focused on the need to maintain the ceasefire and create conditions for the necessary control over the ceasefire regime. The parties stressed the importance of freeing detained people by the conflicting parties.
Vladimir Putin spoke in favour of extending the ceasefire and organising a sustained negotiation process.
During the conversation, the parties expressed confidence that the agreement by the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly to revoke the resolution of March 1, 2014 on the possibility of using the Russian Armed Forces on Ukrainian territory would also help de-escalate the situation.