OSCE says Putin 'supportive' of Ukraine roadmap

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Interior Ministry Troops Commander Nikolai Rogozhkin, appointed as president’s representative in the Siberian Federal District, in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

VIENNA: Vladimir Putin is "supportive" of the OSCE's de-escalation roadmap for Ukraine, the European security body said Monday after a phone call between its chairman and the Russian president.

"In a phone call by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier today, (OSCE chairman Didier) Burkhalter was told that Russia was supportive of the roadmap and of the OSCE's engagement in Ukraine," the OSCE said in a statement.





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