Putin, Poroshenko start bilateral meeting in Minsk

MINSK Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:19pm EDT

MINSK Aug 26 (Reuters) - A face-to-face meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, at loggerheads over the crisis in Ukraine, has started in Minsk, the Ukrainian presidential administration said on Tuesday in a Twitter post.

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed the bilateral meeting had started. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets and Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe)