Putin in conversation with Obama stressed the need to provide ORDA special status, ” the Kremlin

The President of the Russian Federation (RF) Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama during a telephone conversation, which took place at the initiative of the Russian side, discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and Ukraine. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.

“The Russian leader informed the U.S. President as the head of the co – chair countries of the OSCE Minsk group (Russia, USA, France) in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement on the results held on 20 June in St. Petersburg, a trilateral meeting with the leaders of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. Vladimir Putin emphasized that the organization of negotiations, Russia proceeded from the need to promote early stabilization of the situation in the conflict zone and creation of conditions for advancing the peace process. Barack Obama gave a high assessment to Russia’s efforts. They agreed to continue active joint work in the framework of the Minsk group of the OSCE in this important area”, - stated in the message.

It is noted that during the consideration of the situation in Syria, Putin urged Obama to facilitate the disengagement of the moderate Syrian opposition from the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra and other extremists who are not covered by the ceasefire. According to the report, both sides confirmed the willingness to intensify coordination on the military side of the Russian and American actions in Syria, and the importance of resuming inter-Syrian negotiation process under UN auspices with the aim of reaching a political settlement of the conflict.

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At the same time, the press service of the Kremlin said that during the discussion of the Ukrainian subjects “the Russian President reiterated the importance of strict compliance Kiev Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015, including the establishment of a real direct dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk, and Amnesty, all of the “DNR” and “LNR” special status of joint development of the law on local elections”.

“Stressed there is no alternative political solution. Noted the necessity of activation of works on elimination of violations of the cease-fire, full implementation of the agreement on the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the breeding of the conflicting parties. In this regard, stressed the role of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE”, - stated in the message.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Kyiv will not agree to the legitimization of the current leaders of the so-called “DNR” and “LNR”.


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