After EU-Russia-Ukraine talks Poroshenko orders Border Service to consult with Russian counterparts
29 June 2014, 20:00 -- Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has instructed State Border Service head Mykola Litvyn, to hold urgent consultations with Russian Border Service officials to negotiate a mechanism of ensuring effective control over the Ukrainian-Russian border, reports Interfax.
Earlier Poroshenko held telephone talks on measures to implement the peace plan with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
'The discussion covered plans to send OSCE inspectors to checkpoints on the border between Russia and Ukraine,' the Kremlin press service reported on Sunday.
During the talks the Russian, German, French and Ukrainian leaders welcomed the release of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's observers, as well as the fresh round of consultations between the conflicting parties in Donetsk on June 27. The four leaders emphasized the importance of making such contacts regular. Poroshenko was asked to further extend the ceasefire, Interfax cited the press service as saying.
'In connection with the severe humanitarian situation in southeastern Ukraine, Putin emphasized the necessity to urgently send relief aid to this region,' the report said.
'The talks also dealt with issues pertaining to the signing of the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union in Brussels on June 27,' the Kremlin press service said.
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