Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, wearing military fatigues, speaks with Ukrainian army's Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) officers at their headquarters
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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko declares ceasefire

Ukraine's government has ordered an immediate unilateral seven-day ceasefire in the east of the country.

The interior ministry said the aim of the truce was to persuade pro-Russia separatists in the region to lay down their arms.

However Ukraine's president, Petro Poroshenko, said government forces reserved the right to return fire if attacked.

Daniel Sandford reports from Lugansk, close to the Russian border.

  • 20 Jun 2014
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