August 22, 2017 / 9:18 PM / 7 months ago

Kremlin says support for ceasefire in Ukraine 'decisive'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have held a phone talk on Tuesday and “decisively” supported a proposed ceasefire in eastern Ukraine before the start of a new school year, the Kremlin said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO: A Ukrainian serviceman holds a flag of Ukraine and smokes at a military base in the Crimean town of Belbek, near Sevastopol, Ukraine March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

It said that the contact group involved in talks about the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine is expected to announce the ceasefire on Aug. 23.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Chris Reese

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