Putin: alternatives

to Begin the settlement of the situation in Eastern Ukraine under the Minsk agreements, despite the complexity of the political process in the country, urged the Ukrainian authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him, if all stakeholders want to achieve a final settlement, you need to follow the path of implementation of the Minsk agreements.

the President of Russia said this at a press conference after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow. The broadcast of the press conference was led by the TV channel “Russia 24”.

According to Putin, during the negotiations with Angela Merkel spoke in detail about the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine. The only basis for the normalization of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine are the Minsk agreements — is a mutual opinion, said the President of the Russian Federation.

He also said the extension of the law on the special status of Donbass is a good step in the right direction, however, in accordance with the Minsk agreements, the act must be open-ended. Also according to them it is necessary to fix the special status of Donbass in the Ukrainian Constitution, Putin said.