Russian President Vladimir Putin began in Minsk bilateral meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The journalists said the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.
In this format the leaders meet for the first time, reports ITAR-TASS. The leaders have been exposed in Normandy in June, but then it was brief - less than 10 minutes - talk "legs" with the participation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. In addition, the leaders of Russia and Ukraine were talking on the phone.
The presidents in the capital of Belarus began after consultations in the format of the Customs Union - Ukraine - European Union, which took place on Tuesday, 26 August, and were devoted to the interaction of CU with Kiev in the signing by Ukraine of an Association agreement with the EU.
As previously reported Sand, "topics for discussion very much." "This discussion of domestic crisis, and the terrible humanitarian disaster in the East, and the need for a ceasefire," said he. In addition, the spokesperson added, the leaders of the two countries can discuss "bilateral relations of Russia and Ukraine in the light of the signing of the Kiev Association agreement with the EU". In this issue, of course, is the energy cutoff is very large," said Sands.
According to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, the summit participants agreed that Minsk will be a negotiating forum for the contact group in Ukraine.
In the near future the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman may lose his post due to tensions with the country's President, Petro Poroshenko. According to sources close to the presidential administration, Poroshenko dissatisfaction was the fact that the head of the Cabinet presented the pension reform as a personal achievement.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Russia is building a gas pipeline "Northern stream-2", to avenge the Kiev, including for the decision of the Stockholm arbitration in favor of "Naftogaz" in dispute with "Gazprom". He noted that the project does not pursue economic goals, and is an extremely serious threat to his country.
Ukrainian residents of Nikolaev who came to the meeting with the people's Deputy Hope Savchenko, staged a brawl, and also pelted the Parliament with eggs. Initially Savchenko and activists gathered there was a verbal sparring. The reason for the conflict was the "Pro-Russian position" of the Deputy.
Feliz Mourinho, a former goalkeeper and coach, father of head coach of English "Manchester United" Jose Mourinho, has died at the age of 79 years. Mourinho Sr. began his career as a player in the "Vitoria" from Setubal, which has twice won the Cup of Portugal from 1968 to 1974 he defended the colors of "Belenenses".
The event with the participation of people's artist of Russia Valentin Gaft in the Yeltsin center will not take place. "Evening with Valentin Gaft cancelled for health reasons of the artist", — reported in the institution. It was planned that the meeting will be held on 27 June in the framework of the cinema club. The actor was to speak with his poems.
The flow of Russian tourists in the Dominican Republic in may rose more than 300 percent compared to the same period in 2016. According to the Director of the representative office of the Ministry of tourism of the Republic of Russia Galina Lysenko, in may the country was visited by nearly 20 thousand Russians.