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Russia: Ukraine should distance itself from 'extremists'

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called on Ukraine to distance itself from what he called "extremists" in the east and pursue a course towards peace. He said "tangible progress" had been achieved in implementing measures agreed in Minsk this month and that the ceasefire was being "consolidated".

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Ukrainian President: We're still a long way from peace

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said the agreement reached with Russia in Minsk yesterday is no guarantee of peace in his country.

"I don't want anyone to have any illusions. We're still a long way from peace," he said.

"Nobody has a strong belief that the peace conditions which were signed in Minsk will be implemented strictly," he added.

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