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

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Posted: Oct 03, 2015 2:16 PM

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.

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)