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Putin: Minsk agreements should be basis for resolving conflict in Donbas, Biden agrees

Source : 112 Ukraine

The first question to the President of the Russian Federation at the press conference after the meeting with Biden concerned Ukraine
19:33, 16 June 2021

Meeting of Russian President Putin and U.S. Biden in Geneva, June 16, 2021. REUTERS
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The presidents of the United States and Russia, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin discussed Ukraine: both support the implementation of the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict in Donbas. This was stated by the President of the Russian Federation during his briefing.

The first question to the President of the Russian Federation at the press conference after the meeting with Biden concerned Ukraine.

"As for Ukraine, this topic has been touched upon. I cannot say it was discussed in detail. But as far as I understood President Biden, he agrees that the Minsk agreements should be the basis for a settlement in southeastern Ukraine," Putin said.

The Russian leader also stated that Russia would not assume any additional obligations on Ukraine, except for assistance in the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Earlier, the expanded talks of Biden, Putin have finished in Geneva.

The summit takes place in three parts. Ukraine was expected to be one of the topics of talks between the American and Russian leaders. The U.S. delegation includes U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In total, taking into account the breaks, the talks lasted five hours.

After the talks, Biden and Putin are to make address in separate press conferences – the sides decided to refuse the joint briefing.

It was reported earlier that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was concerned that there will be no certain and clear decisions regarding Ukraine during the meeting of American and Russian leaders.

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