German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R)
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Vladimir Putin meets Petro Poroshenko in France

6 June 2014 Last updated at 14:55 BST

For the first time since his election, Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

French officials said that during the informal talks, before lunch at D-Day celebrations, they agreed to hold discussions on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

The latest reports say Ukrainian forces have launched a tank attack close to the rebel stronghold of Sloviansk.

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