President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The head of the Ukrainian state called for the release of Ukrainian hostages held in Russian prisons and the occupied territories. He also emphasized the importance of the admission of the Human Rights Commissioner, Lyudmila Denisova, to Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners.
Petro Poroshenko stressed the need for Russia to implement the security part of the Minsk agreements. It was also emphasized the importance of intensifying the work in the Normandy format in order to reconcile the concept of deployment of an international UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied territory of the Donbass region as an important instrument for the implementation of Minsk agreements.