Home > News > World
Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 8:30:02 PM
Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 8:31:18 PM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for a ceasefire by pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces fighting in eastern Ukraine to allow for negotiations.
"Direct talks between the opposing sides must be established as soon as possible. All sides in the conflict must swiftly halt fighting and begin peace negotiations," Putin said at a meeting with Russian Orthodox Church leaders.
"It is with great concern and sadness that we are watching what is happening in eastern Ukraine. It's awful, it's a tragedy."
(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel, editing by Thomas Grove)
Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling
Schaeuble expects Germany to boost spending on defence, security
Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears
'I am not afraid,' Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic
Malaysians abroad share how they celebrate our local festivals
8 Incredible food and wine adventures you can do in Australia!
Good customer relations important for the new year
Voices of hope from Mongolia's Children of Blue SkyChoir
Korea’s fabulous mountains
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)