Ukraine President confirms `de-escalation` in conflict

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed on Friday a "gradual de-escalation" in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, a month after a ceasefire agreement.

Kiev: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed on Friday a "gradual de-escalation" in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists, a month after a ceasefire agreement.

"The fact that we have not had military losses for several days ... this is a clear indication of a gradual de-escalation," Poroshenko told Ukraine`s 1+1 television network.

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