Finnish President Sauli Niinisto expressed optimism towards easing the Ukraine crisis but had no concrete breakthrough to announce when he returned to Helsinki late Saturday following talks with his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts.

He met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday in Sochi and Ukrainian President Petro Proshenko in Kiev on Saturday.

Niinisto said Finland continues to be committed to further the process to solve the conflict. He said that his optimism was based on t...

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