Russian ambassador 'to attend Ukraine inauguration'

Russia's ambassador to Ukraine will attend the inauguration of the new Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, news agency Itar-Tass reports Russia's deputy foreign minister as saying.

Minister Grigory Karasin was quoted as saying: "It was decided that Russian Ambassador Mikhail Zurabov will take part in the official ceremony of Ukraine's presidential inauguration, which is due to be held on June 7."

It is not clear at this stage whether any other Russian officials will attend the ceremony.