Putin calls for long-term Ukraine ceasefire, peace talks

By REUTERS
June 27, 2014 12:52




MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for a long-term ceasefire in Ukraine to allow talks between representatives of Kiev and eastern regions where rebels are waging an armed insurgency.

Putin also said during a diplomatic ceremony in the Kremlin that violence has forced tens of thousands of Ukrainians to seek refuge, including in Russia.

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