Digital Desk, Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin briefed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson about the current situation in Ukraine during a phone call.
The Kremlin said in a statement on Monday that Johnson expressed concern over the alleged large-scale movement of Russian troops across Ukraine’s borders. Putin gave Johnson specific examples of how officials in Kiev downplayed the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, which are an uncontested basis for resolving the internal crisis in Ukraine.
The Russian president also pointed to discrimination against the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine, Xinhua news agency reported. They underscored the need for the further eastward expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the urgent need to begin negotiations on clear and international legal agreements against the deployment of weapons in Russia’s neighbours, primarily Ukraine. Putin said the Russian side would present a draft document on the issue.