President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss Ukraine14 september 2014, 09:53
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan met September 12 on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Dushanbe to discuss Eurasian integration. The situation in Ukraine was also among the issues on the agenda, according to Russia’s RIA Novosti.
“At the talks the sides discussed the current issues of bilateral relations between the two nations, as well as Eurasian integration and further development of the Customs Union. Besides, the presidents exchanged their opinions on the situation in Ukraine”, the Kremlin’s Press Service reports.
According to President Nazarbayev’s website, akorda.kz, President called security cooperation a priority within the SCO, highlighting that soonest signing of the agreement on cooperation and interaction on border-related issues would strengthen measures of confidence along the common borders of the SCO member states. He stressed that his country was ready to facilitate joint security efforts to enhance the regional counter-terrorism structure.
President Nazarbayev once again highlighted importance of peaceful settlement in Ukraine. “The scale and impact of the crisis have transcended the borders of the country. The situation in East Ukraine calls for immediate measures and actions. The only solution in the long run would be a political dialogue”, he said.
Earlier media reported that Petr Poroshenko announced cease of fire in Donbass. There has been an agreement reached to adopt a law stipulating a special status for Donetsk and Luhansk oblast and to hold an early election. Earlier President Putin of Russia listed 7 points of his Ukrainian crisis regulation plan, seeking, among other things, to stop active advance operations of armed forces, armed formations of the rebellion in the southeast of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk directions; to remove armed departments of the Ukrainian military forces to a distance that excludes the possibility of fire on residential areas by the artillery and all missile launch systems.