August 20, 2014
Ukraine's president seeks new crisis talks on Saturday
Ukraine's president has proposed a time and place for holding talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine tomorrow but is waiting for a response from the other side, his web site said today.
It said President Petro Poroshenko had made the comments by telephone to European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
The "contact group" is meant to work out conditions for a ceasefire. It includes a former Ukrainian president, Moscow's ambassador to Kiev and a high-ranking official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.