Ukraine`s Poroshenko to decide on ceasefire later today

Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday he will take a decision on extending a ceasefire in the east of the country when he returns to Kiev following an EU summit in Brussels.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Brussels: Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday he will take a decision on extending a ceasefire in the east of the country when he returns to Kiev following an EU summit in Brussels.

"This decision will be taken by me when I return to Ukraine, I will have to conduct consultations with the minister of defence, the defence council," Poroshenko told a news conference. "The decision will be taken today."