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    Putin, Modi Concerned About Violence in Donbas, Urge Minsk Deal Implementation

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    Russia and India are concerned over the ongoing violence in Ukraine's Donbas and insist on the need to fully implement Minsk peace deal.

    GOA (India) (Sputnik) — Russia and India are concerned over the ongoing violence in Ukraine's southeast and insist on the need to fully implement Minsk peace deal, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a joint statement on Saturday after the bilateral meeting on the BRICS Goa summit sidelines.

    "Both Sides expressed concern over the continuing instability in South-Eastern Ukraine and supported a political and negotiated settlement of the issue through the complete implementation of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of Minsk Agreements of February 2012," the statement reads.

    According to the statement, the leaders also called on Kiev to hold dialogue with Donbas militias.

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