Ukraine's Poroshenko welcomes Putin's step towards military de-escalation
Published on Jun 24, 2014 7:26 PM
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.