October 3, 2015 / 6:19 PM / 2 years ago

Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had promised to use his influence in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region to ensure progress in the Ukraine conflict’s Minsk peace process, The Kremlin’s spokesman said on Saturday according to Interfax.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a summit to discuss the conflict in Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman, added that the terms of the Minsk agreements could be extended into next year but that they couldn’t be extended for ever.

Reporting by Alexander Winning

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