Poroshenko to extend Ukraine ceasefire by 72 hours: Diplomatic sources

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is ready to extend by 72 hours a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels which is due to expire later Friday, diplomatic sources said.

Kiev: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko is ready to extend by 72 hours a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels which is due to expire later Friday, diplomatic sources said.

Poroshenko, due to give a press conference shortly, made the offer after signing a "historic" association accord with the EU which Russia attacked bitterly, saying it had split Ukraine in two.

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