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After hard talk with Putin, Poroshenko to work on ceasefire plan

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (L) and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (R) shake hands during a summit in Belarus’ capital of Minsk

After talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has pledged to prepare a plan for ceasefire that would stop tragic warfare in Ukraine’s east.

The first talks between the two presidents since June were described by Putin as positive, but he said it was not for Russia to detail truce terms between the Kyiv government and two rebel eastern regions, Reuters reports.

«We didn’t substantively discuss that, and we, Russia, can’t substantively discuss conditions of a ceasefire, of agreements between Kiev, Donetsk and Luhansk. That’s not our business, it’s up to Ukraine itself», he told reporters on August 26, adding that Russia can only contribute to create «a situation of trust».

Poroshenko, after two hours of one-to-one talks which he characterised as very hard and complex, told journalists: «A roadmap will be prepared in order to achieve as soon as possible a ceasefire regime which absolutely must be bilateral in character.»

Although the tone was positive, it remained unclear how the rebels would react to the idea of a ceasefire, how soon it could be agreed and how long it might last.

Reuters evaluates that with Putin insisting the details were an internal matter for Kyiv, there was no sign of progress on a fundamental point of disagreement: Ukraine’s charges and evidence of Moscow sending arms and fighters to help the rebels, and Russia’s unbendable denials.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    If you think media spin is bad in UK media wait until you try Baltic States media. I got censored for saying exactly the same thing the same as General Richard Shirriff and other top pundits.

    “NATO would be unable to stop Russian aggression of Eastern Europe.”

    For all the NATO posturing, and that of Baltic politicians, Russian forces if provoked would be through to the Baltic Sea like a hot knife going through butter. Balts prefer the comfort of their illusions.

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    • Linda says:

      Well let’s all hope that Russia stays in her current borders so we don’t have to do battle in Europe in the 21st century but once bitten twice shy as the saying goes. There are bigger issues facing the world at large.

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