August 10 a telephone conversation between Russian and Ukrainian officials was initiated by Ukrainian side, states the press office of Russian MFA. The issues related to the Ukrainian crisis, progress in Minsk agreement implementation, preparation for constitutional reforms, and the local elections were the mail topics embraced by the talk.
The sides also discussed the ensuring of the ceasefire and security along the contact line of the conflicting parties in southeastern Ukraine, as said in a statement.
As was reported August 7, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov discussed the Minsk agreement on the part of election and constitutional reform in Ukraine. In the nearest future they also plan to hold a videoconference. A day before meeting with John Kerry, Russian Minister talked to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini on Ukrainian question.