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Ukraine's Poroshenko 'to order unilateral ceasefire'

Ukraine's president has set out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces.

Petro Poroshenko said the temporary truce - expected "in hours or days" - would allow pro-Russian militants in the region to lay down their arms.

His comments come after he held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The BBC's Daniel Sandford explained the latest reaction to the proposal.

  • 18 Jun 2014
  • From the section Europe
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