Ukraine says Putin, Poroshenko agree on 'permanent ceasefire' in Donbass region




 
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September 3rd, 2014  
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Topic: Ukraine says Putin, Poroshenko agree on 'permanent ceasefire' in Donbass region


Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko reached agreement with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday on a "permanent ceasefire" in eastern Ukraine's Donbass region, Poroshenko's press office said. There was no immediate sign on the ground of a halt in the fighting between Kiev's forces and pro-Russian separatists in the mainly Russian-speaking region, which is home to much of Ukraine's heavy industry. In a statement, Poroshenko's press office said: "As a result of the conversation (between the Ukrainian president and Putin) agreement was reached on a permanent ceasefire in the Donbass.




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