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"Stop shooting": Poroshenko approached to Putin with the demand concerning Donbas conflict
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Poroshenko named conditions for elections in eastern Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has confirmed that during the Normandy Four meeting in Berlin October 19 he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to cease fire in the Ukrainian Donbas, reports Uatoday.tv.

A so-called Normandy dinner was held in Berlin October 19, with the participation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Following the meeting, the reports claiming President Poroshenko had raised his voice while debating with Putin, telling him: "No, you just stop shooting!"

"I never raise my voice during talks. But regarding the request to stop shooting – indeed, I addressed such a request to Putin," Poroshenko said.

Early Peskov shared the details in light of rumours of negotiations in raised voice between Poroshenko and Putin during Normandy Four meeting.

In the same interview aired on Sunday, Poroshenko also named the conditions required to hold local elections in Donbas region, among them the implementation of the security component of Minsk agreements and the adoption of a relevant law by the Verkhovna Rada.

Poroshenko also claimed that everyone can criticize Minsk, but nobody offers an alternative, except for leaving territories forever.

Early a diplomatic source stated that Normandy Four talks "lowered risk" of Russia’s offensive in Donbas.