Photo: Putin and Niinistö

The Finnish President insists on ceasefire in the Donbass.

The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and asked him to release Ukrainian hostages. It is reported by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat on Thursday, July 27.

“We also talked about the situation in Ukraine, which is not improving. The first priority is a ceasefire and moving forward, at least in small steps, for example, the release of the hostages,” – said the President of Finland.

Note, Putin is in Finland with official visit. Before Putin’s arrival, the Finnish police have asked residents of the city of Savonlinna to close their Windows and balconies during the visit of the President of Russia in connection with the security measures.

Earlier, Hollywood actress Meryl Streep joined the action in support of political prisoner of Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov .