AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) – Negotiations with Ukraine became possible thanks to the Belarus president. President of Russia Vladimir Putin made the statement after negotiations with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.
Vladimir Putin said: “Taking the occasion, I'd like to express gratitude to Belarusian colleagues for the good organization of several negotiation rounds in their territory. A direct dialogue with the Ukrainian side became possible largely thanks to personal efforts of Belarus President Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko. We believe that the Belarusian venue is quite fitting for future contacts.”