August 26, 2014
Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko at trilateral meeting in Minsk
President of Russian and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko exchanged greetings before the negotiations in Minsk. Presidents shook hands during a ceremony of photography held at the Place of Independence.
The leaders of Rusian and Ukraine had possibility to communicate with each other second time. The first meeting took place more than 2 months before o on June 6 in France during the celebration to mark the 70-th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.
This day there has began meeting in format Ukraine – EU- Eurasian triple in Minsk. The following official participate in this meeting: Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Russian president Vladimir Putin, President of Belarus Oleksandr Lukashenko and president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, and also UE High Representative for Foreign Security Policy Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the European Commission – Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger and Commissioner for Trade, Karl de Gucht.
Previously President Poroshenko said that in Minsk he would speak of peace. ‘Ukraine needs peace’, – he underlined previously.