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Ukraine's Poroshenko welcomes Putin's step towards military de-escalation

Published on Jun 24, 2014 7:26 PM
 
Handout picture taken and released by Ukrainian presidential press service on June 21, 2014 shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre) during his broadcast address to the nation. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Russia's move to revoke a resolution authorising military intervention in Ukraine was the Kremlin's"first practical step" towards settling the crisis in the country's restive east. -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday Russia's move to revoke a resolution authorising military intervention in Ukraine was the Kremlin's"first practical step" towards settling the crisis in the country's restive east.

Russian agencies reported earlier that Putin had submitted a request for the resolution to be revoked.

The decision is "the first practical step since the Russian President formally supported the Ukraine's peace plan," a statement posted on the presidential website quoted Poroshenko as saying.

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