MOSCOW, June 22 Russian President Vladimir Putin
said on Sunday that artillery was used in overnight fighting in
eastern Ukraine and urged Kiev to cease fighting and ensure
dialogue with the rebels.
"Unfortunately, what we are seeing ... tells us that the
fighting is ongoing and last night we saw some active use of
artillery from the Ukrainian side," Putin told the Rossiya-24
"We need to ensure that all fighting is stopped."
He praised the call for ceasefire by Ukrainian President
Petro Poroshenko, but said peaceful dialogue between Kiev and
residents of Eastern Ukraine should begin.
(Reporting By Alexei Anishchuk; Editing by Lidia Kelly)