Peace talks to begin on Friday in eastern Ukraine

(AGI) Kiev, June 26 - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukrainehave announced they will take part in peace talks in Donetsk onFriday with Ukrainian officials. The announcement came fromAndreyi Purgin, deputy prime minister of the self-proclaimedPopular Republic of Donetsk, as the week-long ceasefireannounced by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on June 20 isabout to expire. Purgin said an agreement had been reached fora new round of consultations whose aim is to end the conflictraging in the Donbass and around Lugansk. . .

(AGI) Kiev, June 26 - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukrainehave announced they will take part in peace talks in Donetsk onFriday with Ukrainian officials. The announcement came fromAndreyi Purgin, deputy prime minister of the self-proclaimedPopular Republic of Donetsk, as the week-long ceasefireannounced by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on June 20 isabout to expire. Purgin said an agreement had been reached fora new round of consultations whose aim is to end the conflictraging in the Donbass and around Lugansk. . .