09/08/2014 01:24 pm ET Updated Nov 08, 2014

Putin And Poroshenko Speak On Peaceful Resolution To Ukraine's Violence

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MOSCOW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko by telephone about a peaceful resolution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are fighting pro-Russian rebels, the Kremlin said on Monday,

The conversation allowed the leaders to discuss "steps that will facilitate a peaceful resolution to the situation", the statement said, without giving further details.

(Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)