Putin calls for ceasefire extension in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin offered statements Monday. (Photo Archive)

The Russian President Putin Vlaíimir, called for a prolongation of the truce in order to facilitate the search for lasting peace mechanisms when very little kick to end the ceasefire.
In a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart, Francois Hollande, Putin stressed the importance of an extension of the armistice, in just 72 hours, in the southeast of the country.
Putin also discussed the situation with Ukrainian President Piotr Poroshenko, who expressed the need to create a secure and stable mechanism of control over truce with an active role of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) .
After a shaky truce a week and continued military operations against the rebel regions, Poroshenko decided an extension of the armistice until 22:00 local time on Monday.
According to the note of the Kremlin, the three leaders called for the convening of a third round of consultations between representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk and Kiev government.
In connection with the mediation efforts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Monday that the invitation to Russian and OSCE observers is valid only during the period of the truce.Checkpoints
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that during the telephone conversation with the leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine, Russian President proposed this measure, thanks to an objective review, all doubts about whether use of these are cleared border points, through which refugees are going from Ukraine to Russia fleeing the conflict zone.
These are three-Isvarino checkpoints, and Krasnopartizansk-Dolzhanskoe, according Lavrov, were occupied by the AUC several days. Ukrainian President Piotr Poroshenko, stresses the need to ensure transparency in the area to ensure that through these border crossing points are not armed people.