Putin claims "significant decrease in combat activity in Donbas"

Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized significant reduction of combat activity in the Donbas.

He stated this after meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Censor.NET reports citing RIA Novosti.

"As to the combat activity, in general, we note, and I want to stress it, a significant decrease of combat activity ... It is an absolutely obvious fact now - the number of various shoot outs, mutual strikes across the contact line fell by several times," Putin said.

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