President of Finland Sauli Niinistö, before his visit to Ukraine, discussed the conflict settlement in the Donbas with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports EuroIntegration news outlet.
"We had a little talk about Ukraine. I am going to visit Ukraine in a few weeks, and as far as I understand, certain practical initiatives are implemented, and practical work is being carried out. For my part, I will support this process," he said.
Niinistö added that Helsinki had made efforts to return Russia to PACE.
In turn, Putin said that on August 21, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Finnish economic zone was finished.
Earlier, it was reported that US President Donald Trump supports the return of Russia to the Group of Seven and, according to media reports, Trump agreed with French President Emmanuel Macron to invite Russia to the G7 Summit