Putin, Poroshenko agree to ‘permanent ceasefire’ in Ukraine

September 3, 2014 9:07 am

, UKRAINE-STOPKIEV, Sept 3 – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have agreed to a “permanent ceasefire” in fighting engulfing the east of the ex-Soviet state, the Ukrainian leader’s office said on Wednesday.

Putin and Poroshenko held a telephone exchange “that resulted in an agreement for a permanent ceasefire in Donbass (eastern Ukraine),” the Ukrainian president’s office said in a statement.


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