The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the escalation of the situation in the Donbass held two telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” the press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine.
“During the escalation of the situation in the Donbass to stop the constant shelling of the Town and to restore the energy supply of the city and also to free the hostages, including Oleg Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko, President of Ukraine has held two telephone conversation with President of Russia”, – said the press service, noting that these contacts took place in coordination with the European partners in the “channel format”.
The press service also explained that because of the failure of these conversations individual messages was not.
Earlier, Russian newspaper “Kommersant”, citing sources reported that Putin and Poroshenko since early 2017, four times spoke on the phone. The last conversation took place on 21 February at the initiative of the Ukrainian side and lasted about 20 minutes.