Putin said Lukashenko's efforts in resolving the situation in Ukraine
The head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin said the efforts of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine.
"I note the active efforts of Alexander Lukashenko to promote the settlement of this problem. We Express our gratitude for the organization of recent and very difficult, but absolutely necessary negotiations in the "channel format" in Minsk, " Putin said after the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Union of Russia and Belarus.
He added that the situation in Ukraine was discussed during today's meeting with Lukashenko.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.