Kremlin reveals how phone talks for Putin are prepared

Source : 112 Ukraine

The conversation of the Presidents of Russia and Ukraine did not take place after the illegal capture of the sailors in the Sea of Azov
11:50, 10 December 2018

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin interacts with other leaders on the phone, when the sides 'come to terms'. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of Putin made such statement commenting on the absence of the dialogue with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko after the Kerch Strait incident, as Interfax reported.

“There are the associates of the president who have the communication channels, and the offer to hold the phone conversation is passed through a regular phone. Such offer finds the understanding sometimes and then they try to match the schedules of two presidents; sometimes it does not find any understanding,” Peskov said.

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko requested the phone talk with Putin right after the attack at the Ukrainian ships in Kerch Strait; however, the Russian president did not respond.

As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

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21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison.

On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the Kerch Strait incident.

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Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.

On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine. 

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