Monday, June 30, 2014

Russia And Ukraine Agree To Work On A Truce Extension (Updated)

Ukraine's President-elect Petro Proshenko (L) walks past Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) during the commemoration ceremony for the 70th anniversary of D-Day at Sword beach in Ouistreham June 6, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Ukraine And Russia Agree To Work On Truce Extension -- BBC

Ukraine and Russia have agreed to work together to establish a bilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the office of the French president says.

They are also working towards the establishment of effective border controls, it adds.

It follows talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to resolve the conflict in east Ukraine.

A ceasefire between the Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists is due to end on Monday evening.

But the temporary truce, which was extended for three days on Friday, has had little effect on the ground, with both sides accusing the other of violating it.

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More News On Efforts To Extend The Ukraine Ceasefire

Kiev and Moscow in talks to extend Ukraine truce -- France 24
Ukraine’s leader talks with Putin, Merkel on peace -- Washington Post/AP
Russia, Ukraine Agree to Work on Extending Cease-Fire -- VOA
Putin Holds Talks With EU Leaders in Ukraine Peace Push -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Putin Calls for Ukraine Cease-Fire Extension -- WSJ
Moscow offers to allow OSCE observers at Russia-Ukraine border checkpoints -- RT
Moscow hopes for talks with Ukraine border guards on presence at checkpoints -- ITAR-TASS
Ukraine leaders meets security chiefs as end of ceasefire approaches -- Reuters
Extended cease-fire for eastern Ukraine set to expire late Monday -- UPI

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