This was reported by TASS.

“The Minsk contact group has just signed a document which is called a set of measures aimed at the implementation of the Minsk agreements”, something like that.” According to him, “the second document does not need to be signed – it is a statement of the French President, the President of Ukraine, the German Chancellor and yours truly that we support this process.”

The Russian President, as noted by RIA Novosti, said that ceasefire should come into effect in Donbass on February 15. “Heavy weapons will be moved away from the current line of contact for Kiev, and for pro-Russian fighters – from the line of September 19,” – he said. In addition, Putin called on the parties to show restraint.

To the question of why the negotiations on the document to resolve the crisis in Ukraine went on for so long, Putin replied that it was caused by the reluctance of Kiev to compromise with self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

“It’s not the best night of my life. But it is a good morning because, despite all the difficulties of the negotiation process, we were able to agree on the main thing,”- he said.

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