Poroshenko says new talks with pro-Russia rebels in Minsk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that his envoy would attend a crucial round of peace talks with pro-Russian rebels in the Belarussian capital Minsk next week. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that his envoy would attend a crucial round of peace talks with pro-Russian rebels in the Belarussian capital Minsk next week. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

CHUGUIV (AFP) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that his envoy would attend a crucial round of peace talks with pro-Russian rebels in the Belarussian capital Minsk next week.

The Western-backed leader said a "preliminary agreement" had been reached for a meeting also involving envoys from Moscow and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to be held on Tuesday.