Ukrainian president 'poised to sign ceasefire'

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he was about to sign an order for a temporary unilateral ceasefire by Ukrainian forces in the east of the country, the interior ministry's website said.

As the president said, he will shortly sign a decree for a temporary ceasefire.

This is being done so that terrorists can put down their arms.

Those who do not do this will be eliminated.

– Ukrainian foreign ministry

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Ukraine's president extends truce for the east

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended a week-long ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the east for another three days.