Brussels, Nov 25, : On Wednesday, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Vladimir Putin, Russian President, discussed the situation in Ukraine and Belarus in a telephone conversation, the EU chief announced via social media.According to Xinhua news agency, Michel said that Putin was being followed by the EU in the buildup of Russian military at its border with Ukraine.
Michel announced details of the conversation via Twitter and stressed that “De-escalation is essential” and that “stability is vital.”
He also reminded Putin that Russia is responsible for a peaceful settlement in the eastern Ukraine.
In a statement, the Kremlin stated that both sides stress the importance of resolving this crisis in accordance with international humanitarian law.
According to the Kremlin, Putin stated that the EU’s intention to impose new sanctions on Belarus would be counterproductive.
The Russian leader also pointed out the use of tear gas and stun grenades by Polish security forces and expressed hope that further violence against migrants could be avoided to avoid an escalation.
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