17 January 2018, Wednesday, 4:22

Poroshenko met with Putin in presence of Merkel


President of Russia met with winner of presidential elections of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during measures on occasion of celebration of 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings on the Normandy coast.

PAP with a reference to AFP reports this.

Reuters agency said that Poroshenko spoke to Putin in presence of chancellor o Germany Angela Merkel.

According to journalists of Reuters, the leaders of Russia and Ukraine did not shake hands.

As it was reported later, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin held a meeting, which lasted 15 minutes, and after this meeting they shook hands.

PAP reports this with a reference to information of Reuters agency, which is cited by Office of President of France François Hollande.

According to the report, Poroshenko discussed with Putin economic consequences of the crisis of Ukraine and in coming future they may come to discussion of details of peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine.

Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque