Kyiv says all sides reaffirmed commitment to ceasefire in eastern Ukraine after talks

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KYIV, April 19 (Reuters) - All sides have reaffirmed their commitment to reaching a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a Ukrainian statement said on Monday after a round of talks involving political advisers and diplomats in the so-called Normandy format.

The Normandy format brought together the governments of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to help end the conflict in eastern Ukraine between Kyiv's forces and Russian-backed separatists.

A source earlier told Reuters the latest talks lasted for about three hours and brought no tangible results. read more

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Reporting by Matthias Williams; Editing by Leslie Adler

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