Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that peace in Ukraine could be the result of a meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Minsk summit.
"I sincerely hope that the result of today's meeting - and I think it won't be the only meeting, just the first one - will be peace," He said.
"The Bible says that peacemakers are blessed, so if we with our colleagues are able to reach an agreement today which would bring peace to Ukrainian land I think it would be a pivotal event."
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