Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said that an agreement was reached to begin consultations between Russian and Ukrainian border guards.
He also said a plan will be prepared to achieve a ceasefire as soon as possible.
It follows one-to-one talks between President Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
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