June 27, 2014 / 12:01 PM / in 4 years

Ukraine's president extends ceasefire for 3 days - Itar-Tass

MOSCOW, June 27 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told European Union leaders on Friday he was extending a ceasefire in east Ukraine for three days, Russia’s Itar-Tass news agency quoted an unnamed European diplomatic source as saying.

The ceasefire, between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatist rebels, had been due to end late on Friday.

Reportign by Katya Golubkova, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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