Putin continues to call for Ukraine compromise

Activists of a pro-Ukrainian radical youth group pose in a front of riot police outside Consulate department of Russian embassy in Kiev. Credit: Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has urged both sides in the Ukrainian conflict to sit down at the negotiating table and find a compromise.

He said such a compromise must guarantee the rights of Russian-speaking residents of eastern Ukraine, who must feel like they are "an integral part" of Ukraine.

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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.