Putin and Poroshenko agree to 'permanent ceasefire' in Ukraine

Ukrainian fighters from the Azov Battalion guard a checkpoint on the outskirts of Mariupol, on September 2, 2014Kiev (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko have agreed to a “permanent ceasefire” in fighting engulfing the east of the ex-Soviet state, the Ukrainian leader’s office said on Wednesday.

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