Vladimir Putin has met the new Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko for the first time since the annexation of Crimea by the Kremlin.
The pair met on the sidelines of the D-Day commemoration ceremony in Normandy and agreed the need for a "speedy end to the bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine", according to a Kremlin spokesman quoted by the RIA Novosti agency.
"In a brief conversation, both Putin and Poroshenko called for a speedy end to the bloodshed in southeastern Ukraine as well as to fighting on both sides - by the Ukrainian armed forces as well as by supporters of the federalisation of Ukraine," Dmitrii Peskov said.
More top news
For the Dutch, today's report into the disaster that killed hundreds is a labour of love. Yet it is unlikely to prompt any real action.
The family of former football player and manager Gary Speed have opened counselling rooms to help people with mental health issues.
Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse has been arrested as part of an investigation into a blackmail case