Ukraine president to order unilateral ceasefire `shortly

Ukraine`s new President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that he will soon order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east as part of a broader plan to end the 10-week insurgency.

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2014, 13:49 PM IST

Kiev: Ukraine`s new President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that he will soon order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east as part of a broader plan to end the 10-week insurgency.

"The peace plan begins with my order for a unilateral ceasefire," the Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted the Western-backed leader as saying.

"Immediately after that, we must receive support for the presidential peace plan from all sides involved (in the conflict). This should happen very shortly."