Ukraine president scraps Turkey trip over `deteriorating` situation

Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko scrapped a visit to Turkey on Thursday and convened a top security meeting after Kiev accused Russian troops of seizing a border town in the east.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

Kiev: Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko scrapped a visit to Turkey on Thursday and convened a top security meeting after Kiev accused Russian troops of seizing a border town in the east.

"I have cancelled the visit to Turkey and am urgently convening a meeting of the (National Security and Defence Council) due to the sharp deterioration of the situation in the Donetsk region," a post on Poroshenko`s official Twitter account said.