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Ukrainian, Kyrgyz diplomats checking alleged phone prank on presidents

The subject of the conversation was support for an anti-Russian resolution at the UN.

Ukrainian, Kyrgyz diplomats checking alleged phone prank on presidents
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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that President Petro Poroshenko was scheduled to have a phone conversation with his Kyrgyz counterpart. The two countries' foreign ministers are now checking reports that he might have fallen victim of a phone prank, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Maryana Betsa, has told LB.ua.

"The Ukrainian president's schedule included several conversations with a view to promoting a draft resolution at the UN on the violation of human rights in Crimea by Russia, including a conversation with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev. Media reports about the committed act of provocation are now being checked by both the Ukrainian and Kyrgyz sides. In particular, the two foreign ministers have agreed on this during a conversation which has just finished. We are investigating all the aspects, including technical ones," she said.

She added that "it is obvious that such actions are aimed at discrediting an important initiative on Crimea which Ukraine is promoting at the UN".