At the same time he denied information shared by the media that President Poroshenko allegedly offered him to take Donbas at the talks in Minsk, Censor.NET informs.
"No, nothing like this was said," Putin replied to question of whether President of Ukraine Poroshenko stated that he did not need the Donbas.
He noted that the current problems of the Donbas had been discussed in Minsk, accusing the Ukrainian government of financial blockade of the occupied territories at the same time.
"They are cutting the Donbas off with their own hands. That's what we were talking about," he said.
"I believe that the current Ukraine's leadership is making a lot of mistakes and the results will be negative, but it is the choice of the president and the government," Putin said, adding that he "had urged Poroshenko not to renew hostilities" several times.
It should be noted that Ukraine and the OSCE observers have repeatedly stated that the cease-fire in the Donbas is violated by the Russia-backed terrorists, not the Ukrainian servicemen.