Poroshenko, Putin, Merkel and Hollande hold two-hour talks

(AGI) Kiev, June 29 - A statement from the French presidencyhas announced that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held atwo-hour videoconference with Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel andFrancois Hollande, to help start peace talks and achieve apermanent ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin announcedthat during the videoconference, to be resumed on Monday, Putinasked that the unilateral ceasefire proclaimed by Kiev beextended beyond the original expiry deadline of Monday evening.. .

(AGI) Kiev, June 29 - A statement from the French presidencyhas announced that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held atwo-hour videoconference with Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel andFrancois Hollande, to help start peace talks and achieve apermanent ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin announcedthat during the videoconference, to be resumed on Monday, Putinasked that the unilateral ceasefire proclaimed by Kiev beextended beyond the original expiry deadline of Monday evening.. .