RT 8-26-14… „Russian and Ukrainian leader meet for face-to-face talks in Belarus – Kremlin”
The much anticipated one-on-one meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko has begun in Minsk after hours of talks between the Eurasian Customs Union, EU and Kiev in the Belarusian capital.
“The bilateral talks are now under way,” said Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president’s press secretary.
It is the first sit-down meeting between the two heads of state, as they only had a brief, informal conversation during the D-Day anniversary commemorations in Normandy, France, on June 6, a day before Poroshenko’s inauguration as Ukrainian president.
Earlier, Peskov said that “there are many issues to be discussed” between Putin and Poroshenko if their meeting were to take place.
These are “the discussion of the Ukrainian domestic crisis and the terrible humanitarian disaster…
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