Unusual tact: Poroshenko called Putin to express condolences in connection with An-148 crash


February 14, 2018 – FRN – 

DPR News – by Inessa Sinchougova

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and expressed his condolences in connection with the An-148 crash in the Moscow region.

A spokesman for the Russian leader, Dmitry Peskov, said that the conversation took place on the initiative of Kiev. During the conversation, Poroshenko said he was ready to cooperate in investigating the causes of the tragedy.

“The President of Ukraine expressed condolences to the head of the Russian state in connection with the plane crash that took place the day before, he spoke about the readiness to interact with the manufacturer, finding out the causes of the plane crash,” the head of the presidential press service said. the “An” aircraft company (Antonov) are based in Ukraine, as a legacy of Soviet aeronautical engineering. 

During the conversation, the heads of state also discussed the exchange of the detained persons and the need to implement the Minsk agreements.

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