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 “Russia must take steps to establish peace in Donbas,” - Ukraine's Klimkin on possible talks with Putin

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet if Russia takes concrete steps in order to achieve peace in the Donbas.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said commenting on the possibility of meeting between Poroshenko and Putin, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"In order to get into this meeting, we need to see at least some steps made by Russia evidencing that they (the Russian authorities - Ed.) are willing to move forward. We will consider the actual cease-fire, withdrawal of its (Russian - Ed.) troops, and granting access to the OSCE as such steps," the minister said.

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However, he added that he hardly imagined Ukraine hosting such a meeting, saying that it could rather be held in Berlin or Paris.

Earlier, Putin said at a press conference following the G20 summit in China that he saw no other option to at least make an attempt at the settlement of crisis in Ukraine's east.
 
 
 
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