Russia, Ukraine and the EU have agreed to hold talks to broker a trade deal which would help stabilise the situation in Ukraine, the EU said.
Turning on the gas supply into the Ukraine from Russia, which is currently cut off, will also be discussed.
In a statement the Commission said: "It was agreed to hold consultations between the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on the issues related with the implementation of the (EU-Ukraine) Association Agreement as well as on the supply of gas, in parallel with the efforts to stabilise the political and security situation.
"The concrete arrangements for these talks will be further discussed through the appropriate diplomatic channels."
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