Putin, Poroshenko discuss possible ceasefire in east Ukraine
MOSCOWJun 18, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Jun 18, 2014 12:00 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, discussed a possible ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the deaths of two Russian journalists there in a late night telephone conversation, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
The conversation "touched on the theme of a possible ceasefire in the area of military action in southeastern Ukraine", the Kremlin said in a statement.
It also said Putin had expressed his concern over the deaths of two Russian state television journalists, who were killed in shelling in clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists near the eastern city of Luhansk.
Poroshenko expressed his condolences and assured Putin there would be an investigation and measures would be taken to protect journalists.
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